North Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Chris Lee has been named Chief Judge of North Las Vegas Justice Court. His two-year term began Jan. 7.
Judge Chris Lee holds the Department 3 Justice of the Peace position and has served the North Las Vegas Township since January 2009. He is also currently an Officer in the United States Air Force Reserves JAG Corps. Prior to his election to the bench, Judge Lee served as Deputy Secretary of State for Southern Nevada, and also spent 7 years with the Clark County District Attorney's office, working in the Civil and Criminal Divisions and serving as a Deputy District Attorney with the Special Victims/Domestic Violence Unit and Driving Under the Influence Unit as a Criminal Prosecutor.
Judge Lee's Veterans Treatment Court will continue to expand services for both veterans and active duty military. This specialty court continues to be the first and only veterans' court program targeted for the North Las Vegas Township. "We are excited to continue to use technology to increase access to court services for everyone in the North Las Vegas Township," Chief Judge Lee said.
Judge Lee grew up here in Southern Nevada and graduated from Bishop Gorman High School. He went on to attend Occidental College where he achieved Dean's List Honors. After graduating from Occidental College, Judge Lee attended Santa Clara University Law School. While at Santa Clara, Judge Lee was named a Law Faculty Scholar and held the position of Visiting Student at Loyola Law School (Los Angeles). Judge Lee is married and the proud father of two children.