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Applicants sought for judge vacancy
by Tribune Staff
Jun 19, 2011 | 422 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection has begun the process to fill the vacancy at the 8th Judicial District Court, which became vacant with the resignation of Judge Jackie Glass, Chief Justice Michael L. Douglas announced last week.

Glass resigned effective June 10 to take over as host of the nationally syndicated court television program “Swift Justice.” Glass will replace Nancy Grace on the program.

The appointment process to fill the vacancy in Clark County is open to all Nevada attorneys with 10 years of legal experience, two of which must be in Nevada.

Applications will be accepted by the commission until 5 p.m. on July 22. Applications must be submitted in hard copy to the Administrative Office of the Courts in Las Vegas. The application is available on the Supreme Court website at

The public will be able to view the applications, with the exceptions of medical records and personal identification information, on the Supreme Court website. Also remaining confidential will be the letters of comment solicited about the candidates along with letters of reference to ensure the authors can be candid.

The commission will conduct background investigations and interview each of the candidates. The commission’s interviews and the deliberation process will be open to the public. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for late August at the Nevada Supreme Court.

The commission will then nominate three finalists, whose names will be submitted to Gov. Brian Sandoval for the appointment. After receiving the names of the three finalists, no time limit exists for the Governor to make his appointment. However, if an appointment is not made within 30 days following submission of names by the commission, the governor can make no other appointments to public office.

The appointed judge must run in the 2012 election and win to retain the seat.

For more information, contact Myrna Byrd at the Administrative Office of the Courts in Las Vegas at 702-486-3201.

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