Nevada

This page provides a breakdown of all major developments and right to counsel law that the NCCRC knows for this state, sorted by subject area. Click on either tab below to see the aspect it describes.

Abuse/Neglect/Dependency - Accused Parents

Legislation

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Discretionary appointment of counsel

A court may appoint counsel for an indigent parent in an abuse/neglect proceeding.

Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: no

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Abuse/Neglect/Dependency - Children

Legislation

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New Nevada law guarantees counsel for children in abuse/neglect proceedings

05/31/2017

A court must appoint counsel for a child in an abuse/neglect proceeding.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no

 

Nccrc_involvement_icon The NCCRC provided some input to the advocacy group that pushed for the legislation.

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Bypass of Parental Input into Abortion - Minor

Legislation

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Right to counsel

The court must appoint counsel for a minor seeking to bypass the parental notification requirement for an abortion.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: yes

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Child Support Enforcement (Civil Contempt)

Litigation

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Discretionary appointment of counsel

The Nevada Supreme Court adopted a case-by-case approach to appointment of counsel in civil contempt proceedings under the federal constitution.

Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: no

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Civil Commitment - Subject of Petition

Legislation

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Right to counsel

The court must appoint counsel for the respondent in a civil commitment proceeding.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no

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Right to counsel

The court must appoint counsel for the respondent in a civil commitment proceeding.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no

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Guardianship/Conservatorship of Adults - Ward

Legislation

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Nevada Legislature rewrites guardianship law to strengthen right to counsel

06/05/2017

The Nevada Legislature strengthened the right to counsel for protected persons in guardianship cases in several ways.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no

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Court Rule or Initiative

Nevada Sup. Ct. Commission urges expansion of right to counsel for adult guardianships

09/29/2016

A commission created by the Nevada Supreme Court released a report calling for all potential wards to be provided counsel in guardianships.

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Paternity - Defendant/Respondent

Legislation

Key_development Question_mark

Discretionary appointment of counsel

A court may appoint counsel for an indigent party in paternity or maternity proceedings.

Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: no

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Paternity - Petitioner or Child

Legislation

Key_development Question_mark

Discretionary appointment of counsel

A court may appoint counsel for an indigent party in paternity or maternity proceedings.

Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: no

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Quarantine/Inoculation

Legislation

Key_development Question_mark

Right to counsel

There is a right to counsel for those quarantined due to allegedly having a communicable disease.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no

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Termination of Parental Rights (Private) - Children

Legislation

Key_development Question_mark

Discretionary appointment of counsel

A court may appoint counsel for a child in a private termination of parental rights proceeding.

Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: no

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Termination of Parental Rights (State) - Children

Legislation

Key_development Question_mark

New Nevada law guarantees counsel for children in termination proceedings

05/31/2017

A court must appoint counsel for a child in a state-initiated termination proceeding, and may appoint in a private termination.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no

 

Nccrc_involvement_icon The NCCRC provided some input to the advocacy group that pushed for the legislation.

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Termination of Parental Rights (State) - Birth Parents

Legislation

Key_development Question_mark

Discretionary appointment of counsel

A court may appoint counsel for an indigent parent in a termination of parental rights proceeding.

Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: no

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