The public is invited to provide written and signed comments regarding candidates for a hearing master position for the Eighth Judicial District specialty courts. The public input will be part of a three-tiered recruitment process established in an administrative directive for selecting District Court hearing masters and commissioners. Input on the final three candidates can be e-mailed to the Eighth Judicial District Human Resources manager’s office EJDCHRManagersOffice@clarkcountycourts.us or mailed to 200 Lewis Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89155. The public comment period will be open through Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 5 p.m.

The candidates listed below are finalists who have already been through an application review committee and an oral panel interview. The public input on these candidates will go to a selection panel for the third and final tier of the hiring process.

  • Julian Gregory
  • Jeffrey Rue
  • Bita Yeager

All of the candidates are attorneys who are members of the State Bar of Nevada in good standing. The selected hearing master will be assigned to the specialty courts and responsible for hearing matters and rendering legal opinions and decisions in relevant case law.

“To give the public a voice and to ensure confidence the justice system, the District Court opened the process of public comment for hearing masters,” said Eighth Judicial District Court Chief Judge David Barker. “Opening the comment process has proven to be an effective way to give the community a opportunity to have a hand in vetting those who will serve.”

Specialty courts solve issues through a rigorous and coordinated approach between judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, Parole and Probation, law enforcement and mental health/social service/treatment professionals. All work together to help participants recover, live crime-free and become productive citizens. The National Association of Drug Court Professionals reports: “nationwide, 75 percent of drug court graduates remain arrest-free at least two years after leaving the program. Drug courts reduce crime as much as 35 percent more than other sentencing options.”