LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Barack Obama has nominated a Las Vegas judge to serve on the U.S. District Court in Nevada.
Clark County District Court Judge Elissa Cadish was named Thursday in an announcement from the White House.
She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1989 and became a judge in 2007.
Cadish spent twelve years at the Nevada-based law firm of Hale, Lane, Peek, Dennison & Howard before becoming a judge.
If confirmed, she will replace U.S. District Judge Philip Pro. He took office in 1987.
Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada nominated Cadish. He says she is a highly respected legal mind who has demonstrated fairness.