In a letter addressed to Governor Brian Sandoval, Judge Jennifer Elliott announced her retirement, effective June 30, from the District Court Family Division Department L.

Her letter cited proud accomplishments including: her work with the dependency mother’s drug court, adult drug court, veterans court, the Truancy Diversion Program, the Cooperative Parent After Divorce Program and the UNLV Family Court Property and Debt Mediation Program.

“I have enjoyed the privilege of serving as a District Court Judge in the Family Division, Department L Clark County, Nevada since January 2003,” said Judge Elliott. “I also had the privilege of working with many distinguished judges and professionals and serving on many committees over the years. I am grateful for having been given the opportunity to serve the children and families of Clark County, State of Nevada.”

The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection, a judicial body created pursuant to the Nevada State Constitution and governed by the Nevada Revised Statutes, will facilitate the process to fill the judicial vacancy. The commission is charged with filling judicial vacancies that occur before expiration of a term of office. The commission reviews applications from attorneys, interviews and then nominates three potential candidates for a final selection by the governor.