Nevada Supreme Court By The Numbers:


Former prosecutor

Former public defender

  • 7 total seats
  • 0 current vacancies
  • 1 prosecutor
  • 2 public defenders
  • 0 Justices have other indigent defense experience
  • 0 civil rights lawyers

How Members of the Nevada Supreme Court are Selected:

Nonpartisan Election

Justices are selected and re-selected in nonpartisan elections to six-year terms. Interim selections to fill vacancies that occur between elections are made by governor appointment from a list prepared by the state’s Judicial Selection Commission, with members appointed by the governor and state bar association.

Selection method sources:

Ballotpedia, Judicial Election Methods By State; Brennan Center for Justice, Judicial Selection: An Interactive Map; Nevada Courts, Judicial Selection Commission Members