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Successful Short Trial Strategies (Streaming)


Successful Short Trial Strategies (Streaming)

Materials and a recording is also available. Please call 702.732.8409

Part of the Richard A. Harris Series of Continuing Legal Education

Do you understand Nevada’s Short Trial Rules? 

Nevada’s Short Trial Program is a fully voluntary, alternative dispute resolution program. Implemented in 2002, this court administered program can be used in civil disputes with lower-value damages.

When considering this alternative dispute resolution process, you need to understand the Nevada Short Trial Rules in order to maximize the benefits, and determine what cases are best suited for the Short Trial Program. By doing so, you can avoid the pitfalls and risks associated with submitting an ill-suited case. 

This CLE will cover the following:  

  • Motions in limine
  • Jury Selection
  • Time management in trial

Presenters: Commissioner Erin Truman and Short Trial Judge Pat Chapin

Patrick N. Chapin is the President and Sole Shareholder of Patrick N. Chapin, Ltd. He practices in the areas of federal and state commercial and complex civil litigation with an emphasis on employment law. For the past six years his practice has concentrated significantly in the various areas of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). He has served as a neutral (arbitrator) and/or mediator in more than 250 cases.He currently serves as an arbitrator for the Nevada Supreme Court Annexed Arbitration Program.  He is an active Judge Pro Tempore for both the Las Vegas Justice Court (Civil) and Short Trial Program for the Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court.

Erin Lee Truman is the ADR Commissioner for the Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County, Nevada. Commissioner Truman administers the ADR programs for the District Court, including the Court Annexed Arbitration Program, Court Annexed Mediation Program, Short Trial Program and Foreclosure Mediation Program. In addition, she serves as the Discovery Commissioner in the Court's Family Division.

Moderator: George Bochanis


Plaintiff Lawyers Only  

Time:  12:00-1:30 pm 


Total CLE Credit Hours: 1.5



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