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State of Nevada

Methods of Judicial Selection: Nevada

Limited Jurisdiction Courts

Municipal Court
Jurisdiction: violations of traffic and misdemeanor ordinances
Selection of Judges: nonpartisan election
Retention of Judges: reelection
Qualifications: qualified elector; city resident; licensed and admitted to practice law in state; may not have been removed or retired from judicial office
Justice's Court
Jurisdiction: misdemeanor crime and traffic matters; small claims disputes, evictions, and other civil matters < $10,000
Selection of Judges: nonpartisan election
Retention of Judges: reelection
Qualifications: qualified elector; township resident; may not have been removed or retired from judicial office; high school diploma or equivalent; in townships of 100,000 or more, licensed and admitted to practice law in state