The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection convened on November 10, 2022 to interview six applicants to forward to Governor Sisolak for appointment to fill the judicial vacancy in the Nevada Supreme Court Seat F. The judicial position was made vacant by the retirement of Justice Abbi Silver in September 2022. The Commission forwarded the applications of:
- Hon. Scott Freeman
- Hon. Tierra Jones
- Patricia Lee, Esq.
There were six applicants for the position. Nevada attorneys with 15 years of legal experience and at least two years of Nevada residency were eligible to apply.
Governor Sisolak has until Dec. 12, 2022, to select an appointee from the three names provided by the commission. The appointed justice will serve out the remainder of the term for Seat F, expiring January 6, 2025. To serve an additional term as the justice of Seat F, the appointed justice is required to file as a candidate in the November 2024 general election.
To view the public portions of the judicial application or for more information on the Commission on Judicial Selection, please visit the commission’s webpage at https://nvcourts.gov/AOC/Committees_and_Commissions/Judicial_Selection/Overview/