Is Santa Claus living in Las Vegas? Will there be a miracle at Third and Carson Streets? The Howard D. McKibben Inns of Court, in conjunction with the Eighth Judicial District Court, will be conducting a hearing to test the competency of a man who claims he is Santa Claus. It’s well known that anybody who’s anybody comes to Las Vegas; why not the jolliest elf? This self-proclaimed Las Vegas Santa is locally known as Jon Hoolihan. His claims will be put to the test to see if they hold up in court on December 10, at 5:15 p.m. at the Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis Ave. courtroom 15D. The competency case is being put on by the Inns of Court and is intended to be a fun way to convey some important information about the issues surrounding competency cases. The event will start with refreshments and a 20-minute educational session on issue of mental competency. A 40-minute competency hearing will commence at 5:45 p.m. “Mental competency is a serious issue in our community. Looking at it from this unique perspective enables us consider challenging issues from new angles that will help us to better address the question,” said Judge Susan Johnson who worked on putting the hearing together. The Inns of Court is a professional legal organization with the goal to communicate a culture of excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility and skills to the legal community and generally. The event will also be a time for collecting donations for The Shade Tree – a shelter located in ClarkCounty that provides critical services to the children, mothers, and pets affected by domestic violence.