Last updated: November 1, 2013
We've all heard the old adage, "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas," but if you run into legal trouble in Las Vegas, that's something that could definitely follow you home. Whether you're a bona fide Clark County resident or a traveler with a legal problem in Sin City, this guide to Las Vegas courthouses has information that may be useful to you. Most court business for Las Vegas and Clark County takes place in the Regional Justice Center, a state of the art, 717,000 square-foot building in downtown Las Vegas. Las Vegas also has two federal courthouses and an immigration court. The list of courthouse resources below includes links to court websites, addresses, phone numbers, and more helpful information to make your next Las Vegas courthouse visit as low-stress as possible.
Note: The Regional Justice Center houses both the Las Vegas Township Justice Court (Tel: 702-671-3100), and all divisions of the Eighth Judicial District Court of Clark County, with the exception of the family law division. The telephone directory on the Clark County Court website has telephone numbers for different court divisions and offices.
Note: The Family Courts and Service Center hears family and juvenile cases and handles all family law matters, including divorce, custody, child and spousal support, adoption, child abuse and neglect and more.
Note: The U.S. district courts hear cases arising under federal law or cases involving parties from multiple states.
Note: You may file petitions, forms and other paperwork regarding bankruptcy proceedings here. Bankruptcy hearings take place at this location.
Note: This court is a branch of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) and hears the cases of immigrants charged with violating U.S immigration law.