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How to apply for domestic violence temporary protective order during pandemic

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Posted at 10:21 AM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 13:24:21-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court has launched an online guided application for domestic violence temporary protective orders.

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The online application, available through the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Self Help website, offers a step-by-step guide to complete a request for a domestic violence temporary protective order from the court.

Upon completion of the form, applicants are instructed to email their completed application directly to the court clerk for processing, or to efile it.

Upon submission, the applicant will be set for a telephonic hearing.

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Applicants have until 4 p.m. to submit their completed application for a same-day phone-in hearing; otherwise, they will be set for a hearing on the following morning.

Help with protective orders is also available by email tpoinfo@lacsn.org.

In a press relase to the media, District Court Family Division Presiding Judge Bryce Duckworth said:

The stress caused by the circumstances of the Coronavirus pandemic makes this a high-risk time for domestic violence. This new guided online form gives those looking to apply for domestic violence protective orders an easily accessible option to obtain a TPO remotely and discretely.

Despite the limitations imposed by response to the Coronavirus crisis, we continue to facilitate access to the court for those who face domestic violence.

For those without access to a computer, the Family Law Self-Help Center is also processing domestic violence temporary protective order (TPO) applications by phone on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Those facing domestic violence can call 702-455-1500 to get a TPO facilitated by phone. Help is also available by email tpoinfo@lacsn.org.

The application for domestic violence temporary protective order is the most recent guided form available online to assist users with court filings. The guided forms can be found here, including landlord tenant issues and petitions for judicial review of unemployment claims.

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The District Court is closely monitoring local developments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is implementing measures to prevent the spread of infection in our community. The Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court judges and staff are doing everything possible to continue to serve the community in a safe and judicious manner.

For updates and more information about the District Court response, please visit our website at clark-countycourts.us, Facebook at Clark County Courts, Twitter at NV8thJDCourt or M Price@LasVegasCourts and blog at EighthJDCourt.wordpress.com.