Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice James Hardesty announced that Judge Linda Marquis and Judge Egan Walker have been appointed as co-chairs of the 20-member Permanent Guardianship Commission.
Judge Marquis served as a Justice of the Peace Pro Tem in Las Vegas Justice Court and the North Las Vegas Justice Court from 2011-2014. She was an alternate judge for the Las Vegas Municipal Court from 2011-2014. The Clark County Commission appointed her as a presiding officer for the Police Fatality Fact Finding Review Board in 2012. Marquis assumed office for Department B of the Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court Family Division in 2015.
Judge Walker was appointed to serve as the presiding judge in Department 2 of the Second Judicial District Court in 2011. He was elected to serve the remainder of Judge Hardy’s term in 2012 and was elected for a six-year term again in 2014. He was appointed by then-Gov. Brian Sandoval on December 22, 2017, to Department 7, to fill a vacancy left by the untimely death of Chief Judge Flanagan. He ran unopposed for retention of that position in January 2018.
The first Guardianship Commission meeting with the new co-chairs is scheduled for Wednesday, March 31, 2021.