Welcome to the 2016 Judicial Leadership Summit! As you can see, the Summit promises to be an exciting educational opportunity for all.

The Planning Committee, made up of representatives from the Nevada District Judges Association, the Nevada Judges of Limited Jurisdiction, and staff from the Administrative Office of the Courts, planned a substantive Summit based on the theme of The Nevada Judiciary - Maintaining a High Standard. Special thanks go out to Justice Nancy Saitta for her valued and extensive efforts to make this Summit a success.

Nevada’s courts continue to be called upon to provide justice while facing challenges related to funding and increased population. Serious challenges to the role of the independent judiciary continue to be met by innovations forged by Nevada’s dedicated judges utilizing the trust and relationships built with Nevada’s voters and policy makers. The last year alone saw the creation of the Nevada Court of Appeals and a new judicial district.

I am pleased with the Nevada judiciary and every judicial district and court for maintaining the highest quality of service for the people of this state. The Summit is an opportunity for us to take stock of where we are and to chart a strong course for the future.

As you can see, the educational and social agenda includes some very interesting topics and affords opportunities for us to interact with our judicial colleagues from across the state.

Thank you for making the time to be a part of the Summit. Enjoy the conference!

- Ron D. Parraguirre
Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Nevada