Nevada guarantees counsel for minor respondents in DV cases

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06/12/2021, Legislation, Domestic Violence - Accused Person

In 2021, Nevada passed SB 7, which provides that

 

1. The district court has exclusive jurisdiction to accept an application for, to consider an application for, and to issue or deny the issuance of any of the following orders when the adverse party against whom the order is sought is a child who is under 18 years of age:

 

(a) A temporary or extended order for protection against domestic violence pursuant to NRS 33.017 to 33.100, inclusive.

(b) A temporary or extended order for protection against harassment in the workplace pursuant to NRS 33.200 to 33.360, inclusive.

(c) An ex parte or extended order for protection against highrisk behavior pursuant to NRS 33.500 to 33.670, inclusive.

(d) A temporary or extended order for protection against sexual assault pursuant to NRS 200.378.

(e) A temporary or extended order for protection against stalking, aggravated stalking or harassment pursuant to NRS 200.591.

 

2. The district court shall appoint counsel for a child who is the adverse party against whom an order listed in subsection 1 is sought upon: (a) The issuance of any ex parte or temporary order listed in subsection 1; or (b) Notice of an adversarial hearing on an application for an order listed in subsection 1.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: yes