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The Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court in Las Vegas is accepting employment applications for specialty court specialist. Applications will be accepted until Nov. 9, 2018 until 5:01 p.m.

The minimum requirements include a master’s degree in behavior sciences or a related field and two years of full-time experience in the direct provision of substance abuse and/or mental health treatment services.

Applicants must possess a valid Nevada Class C driver’s license at time of appointment. Must possess a valid license or internship as LCADC, LCSW, LPC or MFT in the State of Nevada.

If interested, please CLICK HERE to visit the Clark County website to apply.

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.

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Bita Yeager has been named to fill the hearing master position for the Eighth Judicial District specialty courts. She was selected through a three-tiered recruitment process, established in an administrative directive for selecting District Court hearing masters and commissioners, that includes public input.

“Bita Yeager brings a diverse wealth of experience to the position of hearing master for the specialty courts,” said Eighth Judicial District Court Chief Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez. “Her qualifications are well-suited to the rigorous nature of the specialty courts and I anticipate that she will be a strong asset to the program that has great success turning lives around.”

Bita Yeager just finished her term as Justice of the Peace after becoming the first Asian-American to be appointed to the Las Vegas Justice Court. She specialized in indigent criminal defense for more than18 years with the Clark County Public Defender’s Office where, for a number of years, she handled the specialty courts dealing with the mentally ill. She has taught classes regarding the mentally ill in the justice system to both attorneys and Metro Officers (as part of their Crisis Intervention Team training).

In an effort to prevent recidivism, as a team chief at the Public Defender’s office, Bita spearheaded the creation of the North Las Vegas Community Court, a diversionary court providing counseling and employment training to young non-violent offenders. She also established a partnership between the Clark County Public Defender’s Office, Legal Aid of Southern Nevada, and UNLV’s Boyd School of Law to create a pro bono record-sealing project, called “Clean Slate.” She created a partnership with the Immigration Clinic at UNLV’s Boyd School of Law, to help the attorneys in her office better advise non-citizen clients of the immigration consequences of their cases. In 2014, as a result of her efforts, Bita was awarded the Pro Bono Project Award of Excellence from Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, and the President’s Award from the Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice.

Bita earned her undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and her Juris Doctorate from the  J. Reuben Clark School of Law.

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.”

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The Eighth Judicial District Court is currently accepting applications for a Court Hearing Master. Resumes must be submitted to the attention of EJDC Human Resources manager Edward May via FAX at (702) 671-4560, or emailed at MayE@clarkcountycourts.us, 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 7, 2016. Visit the court website news section for more information http://www.clarkcountycourts.us/media/releases/COURT%20HEARING%20MASTER%20JOB%20ANNOUNCEMENT%2011-30-16.pdf

This position will be assigned to the Chief Judge and responsible for hearing matters and rendering legal opinions and decisions in case law in the areas of Specialty Courts, including: Mental Health Court, Felony DUI Court, Veterans Court, Drug Court, and Civil Commitment Court. This position may also assist in other case types as assigned by the Chief Judge.

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The Eighth Judicial District Court, Family Division is now accepting applications from attorneys interested in serving as pro tem hearing masters in domestic violence/TPO, child support/paternity, mental commitment, minor guardianship, juvenile delinquency, discovery and truancy courts. This recruitment occurs on a regular basis to ensure that there are trained attorneys available to assist the court in these roles.

All those interested are required to submit an application (regardless of prior service as a pro tem hearing master). Applications from interested attorneys are due on or before April 8, 2016.

Attorneys who apply should be aware that those who are selected will be required to complete specific training, prior to sitting as a pro tem hearing master. They should also be aware of opinions of the Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics and Election Practices, including Opinions JE99-004 and JE 04-003.

Attorneys who are interested in applying for the first time or in continuing as a pro tem, should contact Debbie Rose at rosed@clarkcountycourts.us or 702-455-4622 to receive an application. Applications will be reviewed with selections made after the closing date. Applicants will be notified whether they have been accepted and, if accepted, when their training will occur.

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