Chief Justice Mark Gibbons has announced the Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection has recommended three names to Governor Steve Sisolak for his consideration to fill the opening on Dept. 6 of the Eighth Judicial District Court. The vacancy came about after the election of the Honorable Elissa F. Cadish to the Nevada Supreme Court.

The Commission recommended the following three nominees for the open position, in alphabetical order:

  • Trevor Lee Atkin, 56, Attorney, Atkin Winner & Sherrod
  •  Stephanie A. Barker, 56, Boulder City, State Bar of Nevada, Retired
  •  Jacqueline Bluth, 37, Las Vegas, Clark County District Attorney’s Office

A total of 9 Nevada attorneys with 10 years of legal experience and two years of Nevada residency applied for the position and participated in public interviews in Las Vegas. As has been the rule since 2007, the Commission’s interviews were open to the public and public comment was requested.

The Governor’s appointee must run in the 2020 General Election and win to retain the seat.

In selecting the finalists, the Commission considered the applicants’ interviews along with information in comprehensive applications about education, law practice, business involvement, community involvement, and professional and personal conduct. The Commission also considered letters of reference and public statements during the interview process.