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Applications Now Being Accepted for Washoe County Judicial Opening

4/24/2017 7:34:17 AM

The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection is seeking applications for attorneys wishing to fill an open judicial seat in the Second Judicial District Court. The opening is the result of the retirement of the Honorable Janet J. Berry in Dept. 1.


Nevada attorneys with 10 years of legal experience and two years of Nevada residency are encouraged to apply for the opening. Applications are due by 5 p.m., May 19, 2017, and can be found at http://bit.ly/NVJudicialSelection.

Applications must be submitted to the Administration Office of the Courts, 201 South Carson Street, Suite 201, Carson City, NV 89701-4702. Applications filed late or incomplete will be rejected.

Interviews to fill the vacant position are scheduled for June 19 and June 20 (all day interviews), at the Nevada Supreme Court in Carson City, and will be open to the public.

Following the application deadline, the Commission will conduct background investigations and interview each of the applicants. The Commission will then deliberate and nominate three finalists, whose names will be submitted to Governor Brian Sandoval for the appointment.

The Commission is composed of seven permanent members – the Supreme Court Chief Justice, three non-attorneys appointed by Governor Sandoval, and three attorneys appointed by the State Bar of Nevada. Neither the Governor nor the State Bar may appoint more than two permanent members from the same political party, and cannot appoint two members from the same county.

For District Court vacancies, two temporary members are appointed from the judicial district where the vacancy occurs – a non-attorney by the Governor and an attorney by the State Bar – bringing the Commission membership to nine.