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District Court Judge Elissa Cadish has volunteered much of her time in service to the community including: mentoring students at the William S. Boyd School of Law; her work on the Executive Board for the Nevada chapter of the American Inn of Court; volunteering as an instructor at the State Bar of Nevada Young Lawyer’s Trial Academy; and volunteering as a judge for the Trial by Peers program. Judge Cadish serves on the Board of Directors of Jewish Family Service Agency of Las Vegas. She has also served on the Board of the Directors for Clark County Library Foundation, Clark County Bar Association and as President of Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys (SNAWA). Judge Cadish serves as the Chair of the Law-Related Education Committee of the State Bar of Nevada and heads-up the We The People Competition that teaches students about the importance of the Constitution. This work is the reason Judge Cadish was recently honored with the Liberty Bell award.  The awards are given in recognition to individuals in the community who uphold the rule of law, contribute to good government within the community, stimulate a sense of civic responsibility, and encourage respect for the law in the courts.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Brigid Duffy was also selected as recipients of the 2016 Liberty Bell Award. She  was honored for her volunteer endeavors including 16 years of volunteer service to train Court Appointed Special Advocates to be a voice for the best interests of Clark County’s foster children in dependency court.

The Annual Liberty Bell Award, a partnership between the Clark County Law Foundation’s Let Freedom Ring Committee and the City of Las Vegas, has been recognizing and honoring outstanding citizens since 1983. The Clark County Law Foundation is dedicated to providing community service programs throughout Southern Nevada that are integrated with law-related education.

The Judge Foley essay and poster contest winners were announced in conjunction to the Liberty Awards as part of the kick-off to Law Week.

Elementary School Submissions:

1)     90 posters

2)     32 Essays

 Essay  Winners:

1st place – Bryannna Shepard; 4th grade from Kesterson Elementary School; Mr. Donald & Mrs. O’Brien

2nd place – Patrick Gonczarek; 4th grade from Kesterson Elementary School; Mr. Donald & Mrs. O’Brien

3rd place – Destinee O’Brien; 3rd grade from Claude & Stella Parson Elementary School; Ms. Cole

3rd place – Kyle Hanson; 3rd grade from Claude & Stella Parson Elementary School; Ms. Cole

Honorable Mention – Aiden Schlientz; 3rd grade from Claude & Stella Parson Elementary School; Mr. Korder

Honorable Mention – Brendan Burton Watkins; 4th grade from Ruthie Deskins Elementary School; Mrs. Keller

Poster Winners:

4th & 5th grade poster winners:

1st place –– Joshua Nicolaides; 5th grade from Kesterson Elementary School; Mrs. O’Brien

2nd place – Cristabel Guzman-Pool; 4th grade from Hinman Elementary School; Mrs. O’Brien

3rd place – Brendan Burton Watkins; 4th grade from Ruthie Deskins Elementary School; Mrs. Keller

Honorable Mention–Anthony Erbella-Apodaca; 5th grade from Whitney Elementary School; Mrs. O’Brien

Honorable Mention–Ohlin Arellano; 4th grade from Hinman Elementary School; Mrs. O’Brien

Honorable Mention–Andrew Pehrson; 4th grade from Kesterson Elementary School; Mr. Donald & Mrs. O’Brien

Honorable Mention–Katrina Castillo; 4th Grade from Whitney Elementary School; Mrs. O’Brien

Honorable Mention -Alondra Robledo; 4th Grade from Kesterson Elementary School; Mr. Donald & Mrs. O’Brien

Honorable Mention- Patrick Gonczarek; 4th grade from Kesterson Elementary School; Mr. Donald & Mrs. O’Brien

3rd grade poster winners:

1st place – Braylyn Moffet; 3rd grade from Merryhill Elementary School; Mrs. Loos

2nd place – Mariel Ramirez Bueno; 3rd grade from Claude & Stella Parson Elementary School; Mr. Korder

3rd place- Kyle Hanson; 3rd grade from Claude & Stella Parson Elementary School; Ms. Cole

Honorable Mention–Jasmin Lopez-Guzman; 3rd grade from Claude & Stella Parson Elementary School; Ms. Cole

Honorable Mention- Leslie Alcantar Rosales; 3rd grade from Claude & Stella Parson Elementary School; Mr. Korder

Honorable Mention-Thomas Dadisman III; 3rd grade from Claude & Stella Parson Elementary School; Ms. Cole

Honorable Mention- Rocio E. Rodriguez; 3rd grade from Whitney Elementary School; Mrs. O’Brien

Honorable Mention-Analyn Rodriguez; 3rd grade from Claude & Stella Parson Elementary School; Ms. Cole

Honorable Mention-Destinee O’Brien; 3rd grade from Claude & Stella Parson Elementary School; Ms. Cole

Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade poster winners:

1st– Barack Obama Burton Watkins; 1st grade from Eisenburg Elementary School

2nd– Brody Watkins; kindergarten from Ruthie Deskins Elementary School; Mrs. Locher

3rd – Braxton Burton Watkins; 2nd grade from Ruthie Deskins Elementary School; Mrs. Taylor

Honorable Mention – Belize Burton Watkins; kindergarten from Ruthie Deskins Elementary School; Mrs. Locher

Middle School Submissions:

1)     0 posters

2)     2 Essays

Essay  Winners:

1st place – Steven Lee Jr., 7th Grader from  Jim Bridger Middle School; Teacher is Amy White

2 nd place – Alli Nicolaides, 7th Grader from Thurman White Academy; Teacher is Mrs. Deb O’Brien

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