The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection sent the names of three attorneys for consideration by Governor Brian Sandoval to fill an open judicial seat in the Second Judicial District Court. The individual will serve the remaining term in Dept. 8 made vacant by the appointment of Lidia S. Stiglich to the Nevada Supreme Court.

The nominees were selected following interviews by the Commission March 13 and 14 in Carson City. Governor Sandoval will appoint the new judge from those named on the list.
The commission’s three nominees for the open position, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Wesley M. Ayres, 56, Reno, Discovery Commissioner
  • Barry L. Breslow, 54, Reno, Attorney
  • James Eric Keller, 45, Reno, Attorney

A total of 13 attorneys submitted applications for the vacancy. Applicants were required to be attorneys with 10 years of legal experience, two of those in Nevada.
In selecting the finalists, the commission considered the applicants’ interviews along with information in comprehensive applications about education, law practice, business involvement, community involvement, and professional and personal conduct. The Commission also considered letters of reference and public statements during the interview process