Case Number: 2023-010864

An inmate at Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC) appeals a district court order dismissing his writ of mandamus. The inmate had filed the writ of mandamus because he alleges he had attempted to get probate documents notarized while in prison and prison staff refused his requests. He asked the court for an order directing the staff at NNCC to notarize the document. Instead, the district court granted the respondent’s motion to dismiss based on argument that NNCC staff would be willing to notarize the document, making the claim moot. The inmate appealed this decision, arguing that there should have been an order granting declaratory relief because prisons have a statutory duty to follow the notary procedures set forth by law and prisoners should not have to institute litigation to get notary services. He is in need of an attorney to assist him through the Nevada Appellate Pro Bono Program. Next Deadline(s): Notice of Appearance due on 10/27/23.