Commission on Judicial Selection Nominates Finalists for Clark County Judicial Position

LAS VEGAS, NV, February 16, 2024 – The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection convened on February 16, 2024,to interview 7 applicants vying to be appointed to the vacancy on the 8th Judicial District Court. The Commission has completed its work by selecting three nominees. The Commission will forward the names of the nominees to Governor Lombardo. The Governor has thirty days from the date of receipt of the applicant names to make an appointment.

Department 27 has been made vacant by the retirement of Judge Nancy Allf. The Commission nominated the following applicants to Governor Lombardo:

  • Tracy Ip Hibbetts
  • Erika Mendoza
  • Robert Allen Stephens

Nevada attorneys at least 25 years old, with 10 years of legal experience, and 2 years of Nevada legal practice and residency were eligible to apply.

Governor Lombardo has thirty days to select an appointee for the vacancy from the names provided by the Commission, by March 18, 2024. To serve the entirety of the term, the appointed judge is required to file as a candidate in the November 2024 general election. The current term for all district court judges in Nevada expires January 4, 2027.


About the Commission on Judicial Selection

The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection is composed of seven permanent members and two temporary members for each selection - 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. During each Commission’s Selection process, two temporary members are appointed by the Governor and State Bar respectively. Temporary Commissions expire at the conclusion of each selection process.

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

About the Nevada Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Nevada is the highest court of the Nevada Judicial branch. There are seven Justices on the court who serve six-year terms, with one Justice serving as Chief Justice. To learn more about Nevada’s judicial branch, visit


Emma Williams

The Ferraro Group