Nevada Judges: December 2008 Archives

More on district court assignments

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All criminal cases:

Judges Mosley & Hardcastle

All civil cases:

Judges Bell, Smith, Walsh, Silver, Delaney

Civil, criminal and business court cases:

Judge Gonzalez

Civil and business court cases:

Judge Denton

Civil and criminal cases:

Judges Cory, Vega, Herndon, Cadish, Togliatti, Leavitt, Villani, Barker, Wall, Adair, Miley & Bixler

Civil, criminal and mental health:

Judge Glass

Civil and construction defect:

Judges Williams and Johnson

Construction defect, endoscopy pretrial, business court conflicts & settlement conferences:

Judge Earl

Yikes: district court case reassignments

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On Monday, January 5, the following changes will be implemented in district court case assignments:

All Dept. 8 (former Gates/now Smith) cases will transfer to Dept. 6 (Cadish).

All Dept. 6 (Cadish) cases will transfer to Dept. 8 (Gates/Smith).

All Dept. 7 (Bell/Bell) cases will transfer to Dept. 4 (Hardcastle).

All Dept. 15 (Loehrer/Silver) cases will transfer to Dept. 23 (vacant/Miley).

All Dept. 23 (vacant/Miley) cases will transfer to Dept. 15 (Loehrer/Silver).  Dept. 15 will be located in courtroom 10A.

Criminal cases from Dept. 3 (Herndon) will transfer to Dept. 5 (Glass).

Civil cases from Dept. 3 (Herndon) will transfer to Dept. 17 (Villani).

Criminal cases from Dept. 5 (Glass) will transfer to Dept. 17 (Villani).

All Dept. 17 (Villani) cases will transfer to Dept. 3 (Herndon).

Criminal cases from Dept. 1 (Cory) will transfer to Dept. 20 (Wall).

Criminal cases from Dept. 20 (Wall) will transfer to Dept. 1 (Cory).

Dept. 7 (Bell/Bell) and Dept. 25 (new/Delaney) will have all civil cases, which will be oppulated via random assignment from existing civil cases.  Dept. 25 will be located in courtroom 1B.

Probate cases will be heard by Judge Ritchie, Family Division Dept. H, at Family Court Courtroom 14.

From the Nevada Supreme Court:

"The Commission on Judicial Selection has received applications from 15 attorneys to fill two vacancies at the Eighth Judicial District Family Court that are the result of Family Court judges being elected in November to other positions, Chief Justice William Maupin announced.

Family Court Judge Stefany Miley was elected to a civil/criminal judgeship, replacing Judge Elizabeth Halverson on the Department 23 bench. Judge Miley will be vacating her Department F seat at Family Court.

Family Court Judge Sandra Pomrenze was elected to the newly created Department P at Family Court and will be vacating her Department E seat at Family Court.

This will be the second interview and deliberation process that will be open to the public. The Commission voted on Dec. 18, 2007 to change its rules and open the traditionally confidential processes and provide access to most application information.

The applicants, in alphabetical order, are:

Philip J. Dabney, 49, Las Vegas, attorney in private practice
William B. Gonzalez, 47, Las Vegas, Clark County Deputy Public Defender
Gregory G. Gordon, 38, Henderson, attorney in private practice
Fernando Guzman, 59, Las Vegas, attorney in private practice
Kurt K. Harris, 45, Henderson, attorney in private practice
Charles J. Hoskin, 45, Las Vegas, attorney in private practice
John Howard, Jr., 61, Las Vegas, attorney in private practice
Ronald J. Israel, 54, Las Vegas, attorney in private practice
Keith M. Lyons, Jr., 47, Las Vegas, attorney in private practice
Terrance Marren, 60, Las Vegas, Senior District Court Judge
Aurora M. Maskall, 45, Las Vegas, attorney in private practice
Michele Mercer, 46, Las Vegas, attorney in private practice
Vincent Ochoa, 56, Las Vegas, attorney in private practice
Morrisa Schechtman, 49, Las Vegas, attorney in private practice
Dawn T. Throne, 38, Las Vegas, attorney in private practice

The deadline for applications was 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19, 2008.

The Commission will conduct interviews Feb. 9 and 10, 2009, in Las Vegas. Following the interviews, the Commission will submit the names of three nominees for each vacancy to Governor Jim Gibbons, who will appoint the replacements from the lists.

No time limit exists within which the Governor must make a judicial appointment. However, if appointments are not made within 30 days following submission of names by the Commission, the Governor may make no other appointments to public office."

Additional information is available at the link above.

Courthouse open

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The Regional Justice Center was placed on lockdown this morning because of a possible security threat to a judge.  Word on the street is that a man in a wheelchair entered with a gun and was upset over an eviction matter.  I saw numerous police cars leave the area at around 10:30 a.m. and people re-entered the building, so the lockdown is over.  No word on whether the suspect was found.

Update: So apparently it was a hoax.  That's not nice.

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