USA Statutes : nevada
Title : Title 06 - JUSTICE COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE THEREIN
Chapter : CHAPTER 67 - TRIAL BY JURY
1. The jury must be summoned upon an order of the justice from,
except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, the qualified electors,
whether or not registered as voters, of the city, precinct or township,
and not from the bystanders.
2. In a county whose population is 400,000 or more, the justice
may summon to the court, from the qualified electors of the county,
whether or not registered as voters, and not from the bystanders, the
number of qualified jurors which the justice determines is necessary for
the formation of a jury.
[Part 1911 CPA § 826; RL § 5768; NCL § 9315]—(NRS A 2001, 754
1. At the time appointed for the trial, the justice shall proceed
to call from the jurors summoned the names of the persons to constitute
the jury for the trial of the issue. If a sufficient number of competent
and indifferent jurors do not attend, the justice shall direct that
additional jurors sufficient to complete the jury be summoned.
2. Pursuant to the Justice Court Rules of Civil Procedure adopted
by the Supreme Court, the jury may consist of any number not more than
six nor less than four.
[Part 1911 CPA § 826; RL § 5768; NCL § 9315]—(NRS A 1971, 345;
2001, 754 ; 2005, 394 )
The challenges are
either peremptory or for cause. Each party is entitled to two peremptory
challenges. Either party may challenge for cause on any grounds set forth
in NRS 16.050 .
[Part 1911 CPA § 826; RL § 5768; NCL § 9315]—(NRS A 2005, 395
cause must be tried by the justice.
[Part 1911 CPA § 826; RL § 5768; NCL § 9315]
In a county whose population
is 400,000 or more, a person who lives 65 miles or more from the Justice
Court is exempt from serving as a trial juror. Whenever it appears to the
satisfaction of the Justice Court, by affidavit or otherwise, that a
juror lives 65 miles or more from the Justice Court, the Justice Court
shall order the juror excused from all service as a trial juror, if the
juror so desires.
(Added to NRS by 2001, 754 )
1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, the Supreme Court
shall adopt rules and procedures for conducting trials by jury in civil
actions in the Justice Courts that are designed to limit the length of
2. The rules and procedures adopted pursuant to this section may
(a) Restrictions on the amount of discovery requested by each party;
(b) The use of a jury composed of not more than six persons and not
less than four persons; and
(c) A specified limit on the amount of time each party may use to
present his case.
3. This section does not apply to:
(a) An action for the possession of lands and tenements where the
relation of landlord and tenant exists, when damages claimed do not
exceed $10,000 or when no damages are claimed.
(b) An action when the possession of lands and tenements has been
unlawfully or fraudulently obtained or withheld, when damages claimed do
not exceed $10,000 or when no damages are claimed.
(c) An action for the issuance of a temporary or extended order for
protection against domestic violence.
(d) An action for the issuance of a temporary or extended order for
protection against harassment in the workplace pursuant to NRS 33.200
to 33.360 , inclusive.
(e) A small claims action brought under the provisions of chapter
73 of NRS.
(f) An action pursuant to NRS 200.591 for the issuance of a protective order against
a person alleged to be committing the crime of stalking, aggravated
stalking or harassment.
(Added to NRS by 2005, 394 )