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.


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


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


A collaborative law process is concluded by a:


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


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


Termination of the collaborative law process.


A collaborative law process terminates:


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


When a party:


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


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


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.


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.


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


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:


The unrepresented party engages a successor collaborative lawyer; and


In a signed record:


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


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


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


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.


A collaborative law participation agreement may provide additional methods of concluding a collaborative law process.

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Feb. 5, 2021