Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice Award

12/11/2018 10:18:18 AM

The Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice (NACJ) have honored Justice Michael A. Cherry for providing four decades of service to criminal defendants in Nevada.

Justice Cherry has chaired the Supreme Court's Indigent Defense Commission since his election to the court.

The Commission examines ways the justice system assists criminal defendants who cannot afford an attorney. At the end of the 2017 Nevada Legislature, Chief Justice Cherry was instrumental in obtaining passage of SB377 establishing the Nevada Right to Counsel Commission, which will provide guidance to legislators in improving the delivery of indigent defense services in Nevada.

NACJ presented the award to Justice Cherry December 7, 2018.