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Two new District Court judges and one Justice Court judge will pronounce their judicial oath to uphold justice in our community on June 5 at 2 p.m., at an investiture ceremony to be held at the Las Vegas City Council Chambers at 495 S. Main St. In front of family, friends and fellow jurists, District Court Judges Joe Hardy Jr. and Eric Johnson, and Justice Court Judge Bita Khamsi, will receive their judicial robes and swear an oath to uphold the law.

“These new jurists have had exceptional careers prior to joining the bench. Their strong backgrounds will serve them well as they undertake the challenging caseload carried by judges who sit on the bench in Clark County,” said Chief Judge David Barker. “They join the court at an exciting time of change and technical advancement.”

The new judges have already been hearing cases in their assigned courtrooms. Judge Joe Hardy Jr. is serving in District Court Dept. 15 in the Phoenix Bldg. 11th floor courtroom with a civil docket. Judge Eric Johnson is serving in District Court Dept. 20 in Regional Justice Center courtroom 10D with a civil/criminal docket. Judge Bita Khamsi is serving in Justice Court Dept. 6 in Regional Justice Center courtroom 1A.

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Governor Brian Sandoval today announced the appointment of Joseph “Joe” Hardy Jr. to Department 15 and Louis Eric Johnson to Department 20 of the Eighth Judicial District Court. They will fill the vacancies created by the appointment of Judges Abbi Silver and Jerome “Jerry” Tao to the Nevada Court of Appeals. Hardy will replace Judge Silver and Johnson will replace Judge Tao.

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