Nevada Remedies; Special Actions and Proceedings

Sec. § 38.490
Collaborative law process: Commencement; participation; conclusion; termination; withdrawal of collaborative attorney; continuation after discharge or withdrawal of collaborative lawyer.


1.

A collaborative law process begins when the parties sign a collaborative law participation agreement.

2.

A tribunal may not order a party to participate in a collaborative law process over the objection of that party.

3.

A collaborative law process is concluded by a:

(a)

Resolution of a collaborative matter as evidenced by a signed record;

(b)

Resolution of a part of the collaborative matter, evidenced by a signed record, in which the parties agree that the remaining parts of the collaborative matter will not be resolved in the collaborative law process; or

(c)

Termination of the collaborative law process.

4.

A collaborative law process terminates:

(a)

When a party gives notice to other parties in a record that the collaborative law process is ended;

(b)

When a party:

(1)

Begins a proceeding related to a collaborative matter without the agreement of all parties; or

(2)

In a pending proceeding related to the collaborative matter:
(I) Initiates a pleading, motion, order to show cause or request for a conference with the tribunal;
(II) Requests that the proceeding be put on the tribunal’s active calendar; or
(III) Takes similar action requiring notice to be sent to the parties; or

(c)

Except as otherwise provided in subsection 7, when a party discharges a collaborative lawyer or a collaborative lawyer withdraws from further representation of a party.

5.

The collaborative lawyer of a party shall give prompt notice to all other parties in a record of the discharge or withdrawal of the collaborative lawyer.

6.

A party may terminate a collaborative law process with or without cause.

7.

Notwithstanding the discharge or withdrawal of a collaborative lawyer, a collaborative law process continues if, not later than 30 days after the date that the notice of the discharge or withdrawal of a collaborative lawyer required by subsection 5 is sent to the parties:

(a)

The unrepresented party engages a successor collaborative lawyer; and

(b)

In a signed record:

(1)

The parties consent to continue the process by reaffirming the collaborative law participation agreement;

(2)

The agreement is amended to identify the successor collaborative lawyer; and

(3)

The successor collaborative lawyer confirms the lawyer’s representation of a party in the collaborative process.

8.

A collaborative law process does not conclude if, with the consent of the parties, a party requests a tribunal to approve a resolution of the collaborative matter or any part thereof as evidenced by a signed record.

9.

A collaborative law participation agreement may provide additional methods of concluding a collaborative law process.
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Feb. 5, 2021