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Board of Personal Injury Specialization Seeking Members

The State Bar of Nevada Board of Governors seeks to fill vacancies on the Board of Personal Injury Legal Specialization, which certifies, in cooperation with the Nevada Justice Association, attorneys as Personal Injury Specialists. Members of the board establish standards concerning education, experience and other relevant matters for certification; approve or deny applicants for certification; […]

Applications Sought for Nevada Sentencing Commission

Senate Bill 451 established the Nevada Sentencing Commission to “identify and study the elements of this State’s system of criminal justice, including certain issues relating to the sentencing of persons convicted of felonies and gross misdemeanors.” The Board of Governors will appoint two members to the commission, pursuant to NRS 176, Section 6. The commission […]

Second Judicial District Court Chief Judge Patrick Flanagan Passes Away

Second Judicial District Court Chief Judge Patrick Flanagan passed away in Reno on October 6, 2017. In 2006, Judge Patrick Flanagan was elected to serve as the Second Judicial District Court Judge in Department 7. He was reelected in 2014. During his term, the Second Judicial District Court judges unanimously elected Judge Flanagan to serve […]

Magistrate Judge Valerie P. Cooke to Retire Effective July 31, 2018

The United States District Court for the District of Nevada announces that, after 18 years of dedicated service to the Court, United States Magistrate Judge Valerie P. Cooke will be retiring on July 31, 2018. Judge Cooke has served as a Magistrate Judge in the District of Nevada since 1999. She developed the Inmate Early […]

Supreme Court Names Guardianship Commission Members

The Nevada Supreme Court has selected 20 Nevadans to serve on the Permanent Guardianship Commission established by the Court. Justice James W. Hardesty was named the chairperson of the Permanent Commission. The Commission is made up of judges, private and public guardians, lawyers, and statewide representatives. The Commission will make recommendations to the Nevada Supreme […]