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Monthly Archives: December 2017

After 22 weeks of tough training, class 2017-02 of new graduates from the Southern Desert Regional Police Academy suited up for graduation in December. The guest speaker, City of Henderson Police Department Chief LaTesha Watson gave the new graduates a lot to think about including: “Never get complacent. Remember your training. Never quit. When you feel like quitting, think about why you started in the beginning. Most important – family comes first. Behind every strong police officer is an even stronger family who stands with them supports them through it all and loves them with all their heart. Family has been key in my success rising to the top.”  https://youtu.be/TAJ7tmy7EE

Raymundo Enriquez who just successfully completed the police academy was among the graduates listening to Chief Watson’s words with classmates. Chief Watson’s words probably rang true for Raymundo. He comes from a family of law enforcement professionals.  When his name was called, he had the honor of having his father pin his District Court marshal badge to his uniform. It is an honor reserved for law enforcement professionals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBHDzi4ase0\. Just six months earlier, Marshal Raymundo’s father Lt. Ray Enriquez Sr. retired from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. “It’s a great opportunity for him,” said Lt. Ray Enriquez. ”Law enforcement runs in the family so he is going to carry on law enforcement for another generation.”

District Court is looking to recruit others who would like to serve as a marshal. Military veterans are encouraged to consider joining the marshal force. The court is working with the Las Vegas Urban League, Nevada Partners, the Nevada Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation and the College of Southern Nevada to sponsor military veterans for the Criminal Justice Academy P.O.S.T. certification. Those interested in applying should complete a bailiff/deputy marshal application from the county website employment section HTTP://WWW.CLARKCOUNTYNV.GOV/DEPTS/HUMAN_RESOURCES/PAGES/EMPLOYMENTOPPORTUNITIES.ASPX.

 

The guest speaker, City of Henderson Police Department Chief LaTesha Watson gave the new graduates a lot to think about https://youtu.be/TAJ7tmy7EEQ

Chief Watson’s words probably rang true for Raymundo. He comes from a family of law enforcement professionals.  When his name was called, he had the honor of having his father pin his District Court Marshal badge to his uniform.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBHDzi4ase0\

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Judge Bryce Duckworth will take on the role to preside over the Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court Family Division, effective January 1. Judge Duckworth will take over for Judge Charles Hoskin, who has served as the presiding judge of the Family Division for two terms.

“I appreciate the work that Judge Hoskin has done while presiding over the Family Division,” said Judge Duckworth. “In taking on this role of presiding judge, I will continue to work diligently to facilitate the important work of the Family Division to provide families and individuals a means to address difficult circumstances, heal and find closure.”

Judge Bryce Duckworth was elected in 2008. Prior to taking the bench in January 2009, Judge Duckworth practiced law with Dickerson, Dickerson, Lieberman & Consul (later known as Dickerson, Dickerson, Consul & Pocker), practicing primarily in the area of family law. He worked as an associate attorney and later became a shareholder at Dickerson, Dickerson, Consul & Pocker. In 2004, he joined the law firm of Smith, Larsen & Wixom, where he managed their family law department. Judge Duckworth is from Salt Lake City, Utah and attended the S.J. Quinney School of Law at the University of Utah. While at the S.J. Quinney School of Law, he was honored as a William H. Leary Scholar. He also served as a member of the Utah Law Review.

“I look forward to working with Judge Duckworth as the presiding Family division Judge. He is very well respected and I anticipate he will bring good ideas and positive energy to the role,” said District Court Chief Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez. “I  also want to thank Judge Hoskin for his service presiding over the Family Division for two terms.”

Judge Duckworth is a member of the Clark County Bar Association, the State Bar of Nevada, and the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada. On December 7, Judge Duckworth was awarded the Heroes of Justice Award 2017, “for his integrity, honesty, courage and dedication to the administration of justice.” In 2016, he was appointed to serve on the State of Nevada Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics and continues to serve on the committee.

He served as the Chair of the Family Law Executive Council for the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada from March 2007 until March 2009. Judge Duckworth also served as a member of the Judicial Council of the State of Nevada and the Certified Court Interpreters Advisory Committee.

Judge Hoskin turns over the post of presiding judge after serving four years. He has served on the bench since 2009. He will return to presiding over a full docket of family related cases.

 

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The District Court Civil Division is closing out the year with a fun and enlightening Civil Bench-Bar meeting on Dec. 12 at noon in courtroom 10D. The meeting will give those a jump on 2018 with information on Rule 16.1. Discovery Commissioner Bonnie Bulla will share why 16.1 is alive and well. The Continuing Legal Education board will offer a heads-up on CLE changes. The civil law clerks have teamed up to provide an insiders’ perspective of the top 10 tips civil attorneys will want to know. An ugly sweater contest will cap off the lunch meeting that offers those in civil practice an opportunity to get their questions and concerns addressed by the District Court bench.

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Haul out your ugliest holiday sweater for the ugly sweater contest.

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