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Four Attorneys and Two Judges Apply to Fill Empty Nevada Supreme Court Seat

10/10/2022 2:21:25 PM

October 10, 2022

Chief Justice Ron Parraguirre announced this afternoon the Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection has received six applications from individuals who wish to fill the judicial opening in Seat F of the Nevada Supreme Court.


This judicial selection will fill the seat made available by the retirement of the Honorable Abbi Silver, Supreme Court, Seat F. The applicants in alphabetical order are:

 

Name

Age

City of Residence

Employer

Job Title

Hon. Scott Freeman

65

Reno

Nevada Judiciary

District Judge

Hon. Tierra Jones

41

Las Vegas

Nevada Judiciary

District Judge

Patricia Lee Esq.

47

Las Vegas

Hutchison & Steffen

Partner

Emily McFarling Esq.

47

Las Vegas

McFarling Law Group

Managing Partner

Richard Pocker Esq.

67

Las Vegas

Boies Schiller Flexner

Partner

Heidi Stern Esq.

49

Las Vegas

Nevada Attorney General's Office

Solicitor General

 

Nevada attorneys with 15 years of legal experience, which includes two years of Nevada experience, were encouraged to apply for the opening. Interviews to fill the vacant position are scheduled for November 9 and 10 (as necessary) in Carson City. The interviews will be streamed live online and are open to the public. After the interviews, the Commission will nominate three finalists to Governor Steve Sisolak.

The Commission is composed of seven permanent members - the Supreme Court Chief Justice, three non-attorneys appointed by the Governor, 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.