The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection convened on November 15 and 16, 2021 to select three applicants to forward to Governor Sisolak for appointment to fill the judicial vacancy in the Eighth Judicial District Court, Dept. 11. The judicial position was made vacant by the retirement in August of Judge Betsy Gonzalez. The Commission forwarded the applications of:

  • Mr. Karl Armstrong
  • Ms. Maria Gall
  • Ms. Elham Roohani
Karl Armstrong, Maria Gall, and Elham Roohani Karl Armstrong, Maria Gall, and Elham Roohani

There were 14 applicants for the position. Nevada attorneys with 10 years of legal experience and 2 years of Nevada residency were eligible to apply.

Governor Sisolak has thirty days to select an appointee from the three names provided by the Commission, by December 16, 2021. The appointed judge is required to file as a candidate in the November 8, 2022 general election to serve the entirety of the term for Department 11. The current term expires January 4, 2027.

The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection 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.

To view the public portions of the judicial application or for more information on the Commission on Judicial Selection, please visit the Commission's webpage at