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Report marks Nevada judiciary’s marks milestones, challenges

The Supreme Court of Nevada and the Administrative Office of the Courts this week released the 2017 Annual Report of the Nevada Judiciary to the public.

The 52-page document details accomplishments of the Nevada Judiciary, a view of work for judicial commissions and committees, and a caseload overview of Nevada’s 11 judicial districts for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017.

In addition to fiscal summaries and caseload statistical reporting, the Annual Report reviews innovations and changes designed to benefit Nevada citizens, including:

■ A Las Vegas courthouse for the Supreme Court and the Nevada Court of Appeals, providing an estimated savings of $500,000 over nine years.

■ Reforms in guardianships, creating a Guardianship Bill of Rights and a State Guardianship Compliance Office charged with eliminating abuse and fraud.

■ Endeavors to expand pro bono and self-represented services in Nevada’s rural communities.

“This report shows how the judiciary works to improve the lives of Nevadans,” Chief Justice Michael A. Cherry said. “This has been one of the most productive years in the history of the Nevada Supreme Court.

“It allows us to highlight our challenges and showcase those things we are doing to improve services so important to our state,” he said.

To see the full report, go to http://bit.ly/2j0faFj or to the Nevada Supreme Court website.

The annual report is available to the public as a printed document at the Administrative Office of the Courts office in Carson City or Las Vegas.

The Administrative Office of the Courts distributes copies to area libraries for public review.

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