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Zimmerman's Research Guide



The Nevada Revised Statutes and the Nevada Administrative Code, the Nevada Legislature, new laws and Supreme Court Opinions are all posted by the State of Nevada. Links to Nevada government agencies and other primary legal materials are posted by FindLaw, the Georgetown Law Library and Washlaw. Primary legal materials are also available from Lexis, Westlaw and LOIS. Subscription services Versuslaw Fastcase have cases back to 1950; Google Scholar has cases back to 1950 for free. Supreme and appellate court cases are published in the Pacific Reporter.

Nevada legal resources are discussed in Nevada Legal Research Guide (W.S. Hein, 2012). "Nevada Practice Materials: A Selective Annotated Bibliography" by G. LeGrande Fletcher was published in 91(2) Law Library Journal 313 (Spring 1999) is dated but still useful for historical information.

To check on the status of pending bills, when the legislature is in session, call the Nevada Legislative Hotline. The Hotline phone number changes each year, but you can always get it by calling the Nevada State Library (775-684-3360). For information about bills when the legislature is not in session, call the Legislative Counsel Bureau's Research Library (775-684-6827).

The legislative history materials for Nevada bills back to 1865 are posted by the Research Division of the Nevada Legislature.

Nevada does not have a unified database for docket sheets and case information, but some jurisdictions have their own systems. You can look up information for courts in Washoe County (including Reno) and Clark County (including Las Vegas). Las Vegas Township Justice Court civil dockets are also available on the Clark County website. In addition, there is a searchable docket database for the City of North Las Vegas Municipal Court. See the Docket Sheets entry for more resources.

For questions about Nevada legal materials, copies and/or inter-library loan, try calling the University of Nevada's law library (702-784-6039) or the Clark County Law Library (702-455-4696). For government documents, call the Nevada State Library and Archives (775-684-3360).

See Also
Attorney General Opinions
Docket Sheets
Legal Ethics
Legal Treatises
State Cases
State Constitutions
State Government Agencies
State Laws, generally
State Regulations and Administrative Codes
State Statutes and Codes

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