Applications for Seat on Las Vegas Justice Court Due by June 24

Clark County is now accepting applications with this Disclosure Form for a vacancy in the Las Vegas Township Justice Court.

Qualified applicants must have five years of experience as an attorney and submit their application to the County Manager’s Office by 5:30 p.m. on June 24. Applications are available at the County Manager’s Office, which is on the 6th floor of the County Government Center at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway in downtown Las Vegas. Applications also can be accessed online along with the disclosure form pertaining to Question No. 18.

“Justice Court plays an important role in our community, dealing with traffic tickets, arraignments for some of the most serious criminal cases, landlord-tenant disputes and many other matters,” Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick said. “I encourage any interested attorney to consider serving our community in this position.”

“Justices of the Peace have a demanding job that calls upon them to be well versed in both criminal and civil matters,” said Supreme Court Chief Justice James Hardesty, who also chairs the County judicial nominating committee. “This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in a career on the bench and I look forward to seeing many qualified applicants vie for this spot.”

The vacancy is the result of the resignation of Justice Court Justice of the Peace Melanie Tobiasson. The eight-member county judicial nominating committee will review the applicants and recommend attorneys to be considered for the position. The County Commission will select a candidate from that list to serve the remaining unexpired term as Justice of the Peace until January 2023, at which time the position will be filled by whomever wins the November 2022 election for the position.

Justice Court handles misdemeanors, traffic matters, felony arraignments, civil disputes under $15,000, small claims and landlord tenant disputes.

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Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability.  With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.4 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 7th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1.1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.