Judge Perry died at age 68 in Reno on Dec. 20. He had served on the Washoe County bench since being appointed in 2005 to succeed Judge James W. Hardesty, who had been elected to the Nevada Supreme Court.
The appointment process to fill the vacancy is open to all Nevada attorneys with 10 years of legal experience, two of those in Nevada.
Applications must be submitted in hard copy to the Administrative Office of the Courts in Las Vegas. The application for this vacancy is available on the Supreme Court website at www.nevadajudiciary.us/index.php/viewdocumentsandforms/func-startdown/7973/.
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 public interviews and nominate three finalists. Gov. Sandoval will make an appointment from the finalists.
Interviews are tentatively scheduled for April 9-10 at the State Bar of Nevada offices in Reno.
The appointed judge must run in the 2012 election and win to retain the seat.
For more information, call 702-486-3201.