Use of other alternative methods of resolving disputes; adoption of rules by Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court may authorize the use of settlement conferences and other alternative methods of resolving disputes, including, without limitation, mediation and a short trial, that are available in the county in which a district court is located:
In lieu of submitting an action to nonbinding arbitration pursuant to NRS 38.250; or
During or following such nonbinding arbitration if the parties agree that the use of any such alternative methods of resolving disputes would assist in the resolution of the dispute.
If the Supreme Court authorizes the use of an alternative method of resolving disputes pursuant to subsection 1, the Supreme Court shall adopt rules and procedures to govern the use of any such method.
As used in this section, “short trial” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 38.250.