Ninety-five portraits will offer a glimpse into court history in honor of the Nevada sesquicentennial celebration. The Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court will unveil a court wall of history project on Friday, Sept. 26 at 11:30 a.m. at the Regional Justice Center on the 16th floor at 200 Lewis Ave., in time to mark the 150th anniversary of the state. The project includes 95 portraits of District Court judges dating all the way back to the inception of the court with just one department in 1910.
The Eighth Judicial District Court now has 52 departments that serve the more than 2 million Clark County residents, plus visitors. In fiscal year 2013, 11,757 criminal cases were filed, 23,865 civil cases were filed, 52,538 family cases were filed, and 7,514 juvenile cases were filed.
“The wall of history project offers a glimpse into the court history and the judges who have served the community to ensure justice. It is a reminder of how our justice system has grown and evolved since 1910,” said Judge Valorie Vega. “It was a privilege to see this project through to completion.” Judge Vega spearheaded the project that was completed in time for the sesquicentennial celebration.
“Judge Vega’s work and commitment to the court history project are truly appreciated,” said Chief District Court Judge Jennifer Togliatti. “The court has been an integral part of the history of Nevada. The wall of history project is an important visible reminder of those who have served to dispense justice in a fair and timely manner and have worked to build the justice system in our community.”