National Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month
From September 15th to October 15th, National Hispanic and Latino Heritage month is observed in America.
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions that Hispanic and Latino populations have made, and continue to make, in the United States.
When the national celebration first started in 1968, it was only observed for one week. In 1988, Public Law 100-402 was enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives designating September 15th as the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The celebration begins on the 15th and ends on October 15th; marking the anniversaries of when Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Chile, and Belize declared independence from Spain.
Mission of District Court
The mission of Clark County District Court is to serve people by delivering exceptional justice services; providing equitable access to the court and its programs; treating everyone with fairness and respect; and promoting diversity in our community and operations.
In service of our mission, we commit to:
- Having a service-oriented approach that meets or exceeds the public’s expectations;
- Being sensitive and responsive to the needs of our diverse community;
- Improving access to justice by advancing the use of technology and removing systemic barriers;
- Ensuring equitable application of the judicial process in every case;
- Addressing systemic racism in the justice system;
- Valuing our employees and court participants for their differences;
- Empowering every person in our organization to take an active role in the effective administration of justice through participation and training;
- Enhancing public trust and confidence in the judicial system.
MARCH 25, 2021