The Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court is seeking qualified applicants for the position of criminal division pro tem commissioner. The court is looking to select several qualified candidates to serve as-needed in the criminal division. Those interested in being considered for one of these part-time positions must meet the qualifications and limitations of practice required under Eighth District Court Rule (EDCR) 1.48, and should submit resumes to the District Court by Friday, April 10, 2015. Resumes can be dropped-off in the District Court administration office on the second floor of the Regional Justice Center; or mailed to the attention of Thelma Stapley, 200 Lewis Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89155 by 5 p.m. on April 10.
Applicants must be a member in good standing of the State Bar of Nevada for a minimum of five continuous years immediately preceding appointment as a criminal division pro tem. Upon appointment, a criminal division pro tem commissioner shall be precluded from practicing law in Clark County; and must recuse from any case that he or she previously handled as an attorney, or any case in which the defendant was a client of the law firm where the pro tem commissioner practiced.
“We are looking for highly qualified candidates who have experience in criminal practice to act as pro tem commissioners for criminal pleas,” said Chief Judge David Barker. “District Court will be compiling a list that the court can look to in the future as needs require. Criminal division pro tem commissioners help serve a role to ensure that the District Court is dispensing justice in a timely matter in criminal cases.”