What Are the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure?

There are a lot of procedures that must be followed in a civil court. The Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure is the law that regulates civil practice and procedure in Nevada district courts. The law was put into effect in 1953 and was recently amended in 2019.

The purpose of the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure (NRCP) is to ensure that every case receives a just, speedy, and inexpensive determination.

What Are Common in Civil Court Cases?

Before diving deeper into specific aspects of the NRCP, it’s important to understand what type of cases the rules apply to. Examples of issues that would be determined in a civil court include:

  • Injuries at Nightclubs and Bars
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Product Liability
  • Immigration Law

What Is a Rule 81 Summons?

In a civil lawsuit, the plaintiff begins by filing a complaint with the court. Then, under Rule 81, the plaintiff must file and serve the defendant a summons. This summons orders the defendant to appear in court.

After a defendant has been served with a summons, the judge will give them time to file a response.

What Is a Request For Submission?

After the defendant has been served, the plaintiff lets the judge know that the case is ready for review. This is done by filing a Request for Submission, which is a form that is filed at the court.

At this point, the judge will read all the paperwork and set a hearing if it would be helpful to talk to both parties in person.

The judge will make a decision about the case and send a temporary order to both parties that outline the judge’s decision. The final orders aren’t decided until either both parties settle the case or the judge decides the case at trial.

What Is a Hearing Master?

According to the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure, a judge can appoint a hearing master to perform certain duties. The hearing master must prepare reports that are filled and served to both parties.

The hearing master can provide information to attorneys, judges, and other individuals. If a jury isn’t required for the issue, then a hearing master can hold trial proceedings. They can also recommend orders to the supervising District Court Judge.


The Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure ensure that civil cases go smoothly with the quickest and most just decisions possible. If you find yourself in a civil lawsuit, let the Nevada lawyers at the De Castroverde Law Group help you navigate the NRCP for your case. Contact Us Today