The following blurb comes from the Nevada Supreme Court's website as of today:
"Over the past 30 years, Nevada's Judicial and Legislative Branches have partnered to promote the creation of an intermediate appellate court - the Nevada Court of Appeals - and are in the process of doing so again.
A new study compiled by the Nevada Supreme Court at the behest of the Nevada Legislature demonstrates that the time is right to establish the new court level.
Nevada is one of just 11 states that do not have an intermediate appellate court, placing the burden on the Nevada Supreme Court to resolve all appeals. Currently, the seven-member Court must address more than 2,000 matters annually - one of the heaviest caseloads in the nation.