Henderson, NV asked in Family Law and Divorce for Nevada

Q: As a witness in family court, can I listen to other witnesses before I give my testimony. I want them to know I’m listen

I want other witnesses to see me there listening. Not to change my own testimony or get the story straight. I feel I have the legal right to since it’s public

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Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo
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  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Licensed in Nevada

A: It has been my experience, prior to COVID, that it was really up to the individual judges if they allowed the witnesses all in the courtroom at the same time. most of the time I found that it was one witness in the courtroom at one time. Since COVID, most appearances are virtual and processes are handling a bit differently.

I would suggest calling the department and inquiring.

Janice Jacovino
Janice Jacovino
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  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Licensed in Nevada

A: Normally, a witness can not observe before they are called as a witness. The Court may allow you to observe the rest of the case once you have completed your testimony.

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