The coming vacancy in Las Vegas Township Justice Court has attracted five applicants.
The eight-member County judicial selection committee, chaired by Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Cherry, will interview applicants in January and then recommend up to three finalists to the Clark County Commissioners. The commissioners will then appoint someone to fill the vacancy, which was created when Deborah Lippis retired in September.
The appointee will serve as Justice of the Peace until January 2019, at which time whomever wins the November 2018 election for that position will be sworn in. Justice Court handles misdemeanors, traffic matters, felony arraignments, civil disputes under $15,000, small claims and landlord tenant disputes.
Those seeking the appointment are Candace Carlyon, Dayvid Figler, James Miller, John Momot and Robert Walsh.