Attorney Resources

Nevada Rural Clinics - Mental Health Clinics

Rural Clinics is a state agency within the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public and Behavioral Health.
There are 16 clinics in 12 counties which provide an array of behavioral health services for adults and children to assist individuals to achieve self-sufficiency and recovery.
For a map of the rural clinic locations please click here.
And for information on the services Mental Health Clinics provides and contact information please click here.

Scheduling Prison Attorney/Client Visits

Approval for legal visits should be obtained through the Warden’s office where the offender is located. Currently, this is the listing of contact numbers for the Warden’s Assistant at each institution:

Ely State Prison

Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Center

High Desert State Prison

Lovelock Correctional Center

Northern Nevada Correctional Center

Southern Desert Correctional Center

Warm Springs Correctional Center

Some facilities may require an email be submitted as opposed to a phone call due to a high volume of requests. Whether requests are taken by phone or email, please be prepared to provide the following information:

Offender name
Offender number
Name of visitor
Bar number of visitor (will be verified through the appropriate state bar)
Requested date of visit
Requested time of visit

For the safety and security of visitors, offenders, and staff, visitation days are determined by the offender’s custody/classification and vary by location.

Open Beds Information

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Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy Training for Indigent Defense Providers

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is providing access to Public Defenders to train on the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy requirements for handling Criminal Justice Information (CJI). It is encouraged by DPS that all individuals that have access to criminal justice information should take this training. PLEASE NOTE: DPS is not taking a stance on how and when criminal history information will be disseminated, but is providing access to the training so that if it is disseminated, individuals will be aware of the confidentiality requirements.

This training does not provide access to the criminal histories, but can hopefully assist in your ability to obtain them in your jurisdiction as it provides a training on the confidentiality requirements.

To set up an account for your office, please contact (or have your designee contact): Silviu Dima,


Ten Principles of a Public Defense Delivery System

Ten Principles (pdf)

Standards for the Defense Function, 4th ed. (2017)

ABA Standards for the Defense Function, 4th Ed. (2017)

Eight Guidelines of Public Defense Related to Excessive Workloads (2009)

ABA Eight Guidelines Related to Excessive Workloads (ABA pdf)

Guidelines for the Appointment and Performance of Defense Counsel in Death Penalty Cases (2003)

ABA Death Penalty Guidelines (pdf)

Supplementary Guidelines for the Mitigation Function of Defense Teams in Death Penalty Cases (2008)

ABA Supplementary Guidelines for Death Penalty Mitigation (pdf)

Formal Opinion 06-441 re: ethical obligation of public defenders with excessive caseloads (2006)

ABA Formal Opinion 06-411b (pdf)