On December 19, 2022, Nevada Supreme Court Justice Lidia Stiglich announced that the Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection took action to address the urgent need to have sufficient qualified applicants to fill each of four vacancies on the Eighth Judicial District’s bench. Justice Stiglich stated, “We had nine applications for three vacancies and the Commission voted to extend the application period to address the lack of response thus far by the Bar.”

The Commission on Judicial Selection voted to extend the deadline for vacancies in the Clark County District Court. Applicants may apply for Departments 7, C, N, and newly added Department 29 by the January 18, 2023, deadline. Any applicant interested in applying will need to contact Ms. Margarita Bautista at mbautista@nvcourts.nv.gov to receive the needed application materials.

The Department 7 vacancy comes from the election of the Honorable Linda Bell to Supreme Court Seat A. The Department 29 vacancy was announced on Friday, December 15, 2022, and was a late addition to this nomination process. Department 29 will become vacant with the retirement of the Honorable David Jones in mid-January 2023. The Department C vacancy is through the resignation of the Honorable Rebecca Burton at the end of this month. The Department N vacancy came with the passing of the Honorable Mathew Harter in November of this year.

Nevada attorneys with 10 years of legal experience, which includes two years of Nevada experience, are encouraged to apply for the openings. Interviews to fill vacancies will be scheduled in February in Las Vegas. The interviews will be streamed live online and are open to the public. After the interviews, the Commission will nominate three finalists for each vacancy to Governor-Elect Joe Lombardo.