On January 22, 2024, Chief Justice Elissa Cadish announced the Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection took action today to extend the deadline to apply for the vacancy in the Clark County District Court Department 27. The Department 27 vacancy comes from the retirement of the Honorable Nancy Allf.
The original application period was December 8, 2023, to noon on January 11, 2024. The extended application deadline is noon on Tuesday, February 6, 2024. Please contact Ms. Margarita Bautista, Commission staff, for application materials at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nevada attorneys with 10 years of legal experience, which includes two years of Nevada experience, are encouraged to apply for the opening. 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 Joe Lombardo.
The Commission is composed of seven permanent members – the Supreme Court Chief Justice, three non-attorneys appointed by the Governor, and three attorneys appointed by the State Bar of Nevada. Neither the Governor nor the State Bar may appoint more than two permanent members from the same political party and cannot appoint two members from the same county. For District Court vacancies, two temporary members are appointed from the judicial district where the vacancy occurs – a non-attorney by the Governor and an attorney by the State Bar – bringing the Commission membership to nine.
Application instructions can be found here https://nvcourts.gov/_media/media/folders/committees_and_commissions/judicial_selection/documents.