Nevada's busiest court has gotten a bit more spacious.
The Eight Judicial District Court, located at the Regional Justice Center in downtown Las Vegas, on Thursday officially opened eight new courtrooms.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at noon.
"These eight new courtrooms are a culmination of years of careful strategic planning, streamlining processes, and maximizing space and efficiency," said District Court Chief Judge Jennifer P. Togliatti. "Many people worked very hard to open these courtrooms without disrupting the business of the court."
To make room for the new courtrooms, more than 30 million pages of legal documents had to be scanned and converted to electronic files. The new courtrooms occupy space that was used to store files.
The Eighth District Court currently employs 52 judges who preside over nearly 100,000 criminal, civil and family cases each year.
For more information, visit www.clarkcountycourts.us.
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