Las Vegas Appellate Courthouse to be Renamed in Honor of Justice Hardesty

On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order announcing it will rename the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals courthouse in Las Vegas in honor of Justice James W. Hardesty upon his retirement from the Nevada Supreme Court.

Justice Hardesty led the public education campaign to amend Nevada’s Constitution to create a Court of Appeals and was instrumental in working with the Nevada Legislature, Governor Brian Sandoval and Governor Sisolak, who was chair of the Clark County Commission at the time, in making the move to the new courthouse a reality.

Justice Hardesty was first elected to the Nevada Supreme Court in 2004. He has been reelected for two six-year terms in 2010 and 2016. He served as Chief Justice in 2009 and 2015, and he will commence his third term as Chief Justice in 2021.

Through his efforts, the Nevada Supreme Court entered a long-term lease with EHB Companies to occupy the building until 2042, with an option for an additional 20 years.