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Monthly Archives: December 2016




The public is invited to provide written and signed comments regarding candidates for a hearing master position for the Eighth Judicial District specialty courts. The public input will be part of a three-tiered recruitment process established in an administrative directive for selecting District Court hearing masters and commissioners. Input on the final three candidates can be e-mailed to the Eighth Judicial District Human Resources manager’s office or mailed to 200 Lewis Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89155. The public comment period will be open through Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 5 p.m.

The candidates listed below are finalists who have already been through an application review committee and an oral panel interview. The public input on these candidates will go to a selection panel for the third and final tier of the hiring process.

  • Julian Gregory
  • Jeffrey Rue
  • Bita Yeager

All of the candidates are attorneys who are members of the State Bar of Nevada in good standing. The selected hearing master will be assigned to the specialty courts and responsible for hearing matters and rendering legal opinions and decisions in relevant case law.

“To give the public a voice and to ensure confidence the justice system, the District Court opened the process of public comment for hearing masters,” said Eighth Judicial District Court Chief Judge David Barker. “Opening the comment process has proven to be an effective way to give the community a opportunity to have a hand in vetting those who will serve.”

Specialty courts solve issues through a rigorous and coordinated approach between judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, Parole and Probation, law enforcement and mental health/social service/treatment professionals. All work together to help participants recover, live crime-free and become productive citizens. The National Association of Drug Court Professionals reports: “nationwide, 75 percent of drug court graduates remain arrest-free at least two years after leaving the program. Drug courts reduce crime as much as 35 percent more than other sentencing options.”




The December 13 Civil Bench-Bar meeting will enlighten attendees on the latest news as we close out 2016. The New Year will bring with it changes and Bench-Bar meetings are a great way to be in the know of what’s coming. Every meeting is full of tips to be your best in court. The meeting is at 12:05 p.m. in courtroom 15D at the Regional Justice Center. Lunch will be served. Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez will take over as Chief Judge on Jan. 1. Judge Susan Johnson will take over as the presiding Civil Division Judge and Judge Nancy Allf will assume responsibility to preside over the Civil Bench-Bar meetings.

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The Eighth Judicial District Court is currently accepting applications for a court recorder/transcriber. Resumes must be submitted to the attention of EJDC Human Resources manager Edward May via FAX at (702) 671-4560, or emailed at, or mailed/hand-delivered to the Regional Justice Center-District Court Administration, 200 Lewis Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89155-1791 by 5 p.m. on December 15, 2016. Visit the court website news section for more information

The Court Recorder is independently responsible for the recording of all court proceedings and actions. Incumbents must have a thorough knowledge of court practices and procedures in order to maintain logs and produce recordings and transcripts that are accurate and valid. This class is distinguished from other court support classes by its ongoing responsibility for the production of accurate records of all proceedings.

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