Judicial Selection Underway for Clark County Family Court

8/20/2018 4:30:03 PM

The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection is seeking applications for attorneys wishing to fill an open judicial seat in the Eighth Judicial District Court, Family Court. The opening is the result of the retirement of the Honorable Jennifer Elliott in Dept. L.


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., September 14, 2018, and can be found at http://nvcourts.link/NVJudicialSelection.

Applications must be submitted to the Administrative Office of the Courts, 408 E. Clark Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89101 or 201 South Carson Street, Suite 201, Carson City, NV 89701. Applications filed late or incomplete will be rejected.

Interviews to fill the vacant position are scheduled for October 22 and October 23 (as necessary), at the Nevada Supreme Court in Las Vegas, 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.