2024 Judicial Candidate: Amy Ferreira

Candidate for Las Vegas Justice Court Department 8

I am so excited to be running for Las Vegas Justice Court Department 8!  Justice of the Peace is the natural next step in my service to this community.  After graduating from Syracuse University College of Law in 2006 I moved to Las Vegas to accept a position with the Clark County District Attorney’s Office.  I served as a criminal prosecutor for 13 years and completed 35 felony jury trials.  During that time I prosecuted cases involving the most vulnerable victims in our community.  I founded the first ever Clark County District Attorney’s Office Animal Cruelty Unit.  I prosecuted child sexual assault cases on the Special Victims Unit.  I was the Team Chief of the Domestic Violence Unit.  My work on behalf of animal victims was twice nationally recognized:  first by the Animal Legal Defense Fund when I was named as one of America’s Top Ten Animal Defenders and then by the Humane Society of United States and the National Sheriffs’ Association when I was awarded the Humane Law Enforcement award.  In 2020 I was appointed to my current position as a Hearing Master for Las Vegas Justice Court.  I preside over multiple calendars that overlap with those of a justice of the peace.  I have presided over the criminal initial appearance calendar, small claims, evictions, and traffic.  In 2022 I was named Las Vegas Justice Court Employee of the Year.  I believe that our court system should work for the people that it serves, not against them.  I am passionate about our community, and I want to ensure that Las Vegas remains a safe and beautiful place for us to raise our families.  I am a wife, a mom, and the proud owner of a small farm filled with rescue animals.

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