Nev. Admin. Code § 180.Sec. 36 - NEW

1. An attorney who seeks to represent a juvenile who is alleged to be delinquent or in need of supervision must:
(a) Be licensed to practice law in the State of Nevada.
(b) Have the knowledge and skills necessary to represent a child diligently and effectively;
(c) Be skilled in juvenile defense. For purposes of this paragraph, proof of completion of 2 hours of CLE related to juvenile defense services within the 12 months immediately preceding such representation constitutes sufficient skill in juvenile defense.
(d) Be familiar with:
(1) The department of juvenile justice services in the county and other relevant state and local programs;
(2) Issues concerning competency and child development;
(3) Issues concerning the interaction between an attorney and a client; and
(4) Issues concerning school-related conduct and zero-tolerance policies specific to juvenile representation.
(e) Be knowledgeable about adolescent development and the special status of youth in the legal system.
2. An attorney who seeks to represent a child in a certification proceeding pursuant to NRS 62B.390, additionally must have litigated at least two criminal jury trials or be assisted by other counsel with requisite experience. To obtain the assistance of other counsel with requisite experience, the attorney may submit a request pursuant to a plan for the selection and assignment of an additional attorney in accordance with subsection 4 of section 22 of LCB File No. R042-20, as amended by section 2.
3. As used in this section, "department of juvenile justice services" has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 201.555.


Nev. Admin. Code § 180.Sec. 36
Added to NAC by R042-20A, eff. 10/25/2021; A by R033-23A, eff. 12/15/2023

NRS 180.320

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