First Female Majority Honored by Women Attorneys

9/25/2019 2:40:07 PM

The four female majority members of the Nevada Supreme Court were honored Sept. 24 by the Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys Foundation (SNAWAF) at the 7th Annual Justice Miriam Shearing Award Gala in Las Vegas at the Regional Justice Center.

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and First Lady Katherine Sisolak congratulate Justice Elissa F. Cadish, Associate Chief Justice Kristina Pickering, Justice Abbi Silver, and Justice Lidia S. Stiglich on receiving the Justice Miriam Shearing Award. Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and First Lady Katherine Sisolak congratulate Justice Elissa F. Cadish, Associate Chief Justice Kristina Pickering, Justice Abbi Silver, and Justice Lidia S. Stiglich on receiving the Justice Miriam Shearing Award.

Associate Chief Justice Kristina Pickering, Justice Lidia S. Stiglich, Justice Elissa F. Cadish, and Justice Abbi Silver were recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to Nevada’s women lawyers.

The event benefited SNAWAF's scholarship fund, which provides scholarships for female law students at the UNLV Boyd School of Law.

The Justice Miriam Shearing Award honors a female attorney for furthering the legal profession. The four Justices were recognized for their influences on other female attorneys and as Nevada’s first Supreme Court female majority.

The award’s namesake, Justice Miriam Shearing, was the first woman to sit on the Nevada Supreme Court in 1992 and the first woman Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1997.