Judicial Candidate 2020: Judge Bonnie A. Bulla

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About the candidate:

I am the incumbent Judge in Department 3 of the Nevada Court of Appeals, running to retain my seat this November. Running for office during the COVID-19 crisis presents a challenge for every candidate.  I am appreciative to the CCBA for giving judicial candidates the opportunity to address its members.

Nevadans need and deserve judges on the Nevada Court of Appeals – our state’s second highest court – who are experienced, qualified, and respected by their colleagues, peers, and the public.  I am deeply honored to have received the endorsements of more than 30 labor, law enforcement, firefighter, and civic organizations, as well as the support of many individuals in the legal and civic communities.

Nevada has been my home since 1987, when I moved here immediately after graduating from the Arizona State University College of Law.  I have been a practicing attorney and then a judicial officer in Nevada for more than 33 years. I am “AV Preeminent” rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Before being appointed to the court of appeals in early 2019 by Governor Sisolak, I served as the Discovery Commissioner for the Eighth Judicial District Court for more than 12 years, resolving tens of thousands of matters which came before me during that time.

Over the span of my legal career, I have served as an officer and president of several prestigious professional organizations, including the ABA Young Lawyers’ Division, the Howard D. McKibben Chapter of the American Inns of Court, and the Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys.  In addition, I have been a member of the Nevada Supreme Court Rules Committee, the Eighth Judicial District Court Rules Committee, a grader of the Nevada Bar Exam, and worked in ministry as a volunteer giving aid to the homeless and economically disadvantaged.

Being an appellate judge requires the skills to solve complex legal problems and handle the high volume of cases that come before the court.  For me, it is the culmination of 33 years of hard work, perseverance and commitment to the law.  It would be an honor to continue to serve the people of Nevada on the Court of Appeals, and I would greatly appreciate your vote in November.

For more information about my candidacy, please visit my website, https://www.judgebonniebulla.com.

Judge Bonnie A. Bulla

For more information about Judicial Candidate Profiles, see https://clarkcountybar.org/judicial-candidate-profiles/judicial-candidate-profiles-2020-offer/.

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