2010 Nevada Code
TITLE 2 CIVIL PRACTICE
Chapter 19 Fees
NRS 19.0312 Additional fees in civil actions: Pro bono programs and programs for abused or neglected children and victims of domestic violence.

NRS 19.0312 Additional fees in civil actions: Pro bono programs and programs for abused or neglected children and victims of domestic violence.

1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, in addition to any other fee required by law, in each county that charges a fee pursuant to NRS 19.031 to offset a portion of the costs of providing legal services without a charge to indigent or elderly persons, a board of county commissioners may impose by ordinance a filing fee to offset a portion of the costs of providing pro bono programs and of providing legal services without a charge to abused or neglected children and victims of domestic violence to be remitted to the organization operating the program for legal services that receives the fees charged pursuant to NRS 19.031 for programs for the indigent in an amount not to exceed:

(a) Ten dollars to be paid on the commencement of any civil action or proceeding in the district court for which a filing fee is required and on the filing of any answer or appearance in any such action or proceeding for which a filing fee is required.

(b) Twenty-five dollars to be paid on the filing of any motion or other paper that seeks to modify or adjust a final order that was issued pursuant to chapter 125, 125B or 125C of NRS and on the filing of any answer or response to such a motion or other paper.

2. A board of county commissioners may not by ordinance impose a filing fee pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 1 for:

(a) A motion filed solely to adjust the amount of support for a child set forth in a final order; or

(b) A motion for reconsideration or for a new trial that is filed within 10 days after a final judgment or decree has been issued.

3. On or before the first Monday of each month, in a county in which a fee has been imposed pursuant to subsection 1, the county clerk shall account for and pay over to the county treasurer any such fees collected by the county clerk during the preceding month. The county treasurer shall remit quarterly to the organization to which the fees are to be paid pursuant to subsection 1 all the money received by the county treasurer from the county clerk.

4. Any fees collected pursuant to this section must be used for the benefit of the persons to whom the organization operating the program for legal services that receives money pursuant to this section provides legal services without a charge.

(Added to NRS by 2001, 2679; A 2005, 198)



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