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Census count ends Thursday (so respond if you haven’t)

BY: - October 14, 2020

Thursday is the final day for completing the 2020 Census. The deadline for accepting census responses has changed throughout this year, first pushed back because the coronavirus pandemic caused operational delays, then bumped up over the politics of congressional reapportionment. The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday the Trump administration can end the field operations, and […]

Clark County Family Court Department Z

BY: - October 9, 2020

Michele “Shell” Mercer has been practicing primarily family law in Nevada for 22 years, according to her website. This is her fourth bid for a seat on the Family Court bench. She has served as a truancy judge and as a Hearing Master for the Department of Family Services. She did not respond to requests […]

Clark County Family Court Department W

BY: - October 9, 2020

Adriana Rincón White is seeking the bench in Department W. She’s running against private attorney Stacy Rocheleau. White was appointed in 2018 to the Juvenile Dependency Hearing Master post, where she determines whether children should be removed from their homes because of allegations of abuse or neglect.  “My decisions are called recommendations. The parties have an […]

Clark County Family Court Department X

BY: - October 9, 2020

Heidi Almase worked her way through UNLV as a custodian for the Clark County School District. She was later a member of the charter class of UNLV’s Boyd School of Law. She’s been a clerk for the Nevada Supreme Court, a City of Las Vegas prosecutor, and worked with the Nevada Attorney General’s Office.   She […]

Clark County Family Court Department U

BY: - October 9, 2020

Former Judge William Gonzalez was appointed to the Family Court bench in 2009 by then-Gov. Jim Gibbons. He was elected in 2010, lost his bid for re-election in 2014 and is seeking a newly created seat.   Gonzalez, who was admitted to the Nevada Bar in 1997, has an error rate of 36.36 percent out of […]

Clark County Family Court Department T

BY: - October 9, 2020

Judge Lisa Brown is retiring from this seat which is being sought by Nadin Cutter and Jason Stoffel.  Cutter is a graduate of UNLV’s Boyd School of Law. She gained court experience as a legal clerk for Judge Susan Johnson and served as an extern for Judge Charles Thompson and Judge Cheryl Moss. Cutter, an […]

Clark County Family Court Department P

BY: - October 9, 2020

Sara Dayani is a native Las Vegan and a graduate of Boyd School of Law. She’s worked in Family Court since 2008, currently in the courtroom of Judge Charles Hoskin. “I feel very prepared because I disseminate information and review cases in the same manner a judge does,” Dayani says. “Everything comes to me first. […]

Clark County Family Court Department I

BY: - October 9, 2020

Soonhee “Sunny” Bailey came to Las Vegas to find help for her then-5-year-old violent, autistic daughter.   Bailey says she wants to be a judge to “make a difference” to the community that has made a difference for her family.  She also served briefly as the state’s acting Labor Commissioner, co-authored the Nevada Courtroom Handbook on […]

Clark County Family Court Department G

BY: - October 9, 2020

Ben Childs is an attorney with 30 years of legal experience, according to his website. The private practice attorney says his credentials for the judiciary include being the father of seven, including four adopted children. His website says he’s “been through the agony of divorce with children.”  Childs has raised $1,334 and has $705 on […]

Clark County Family Court Department M

BY: - October 9, 2020

Lynn Hughes has been an attorney in Las Vegas for 23 years, according to his website. He did not respond to requests for an interview.  His practice, according to his website, is limited to family law, guardianship, probates and estates. He’s also been a pro-tem judge for 18 years.   According to his website, Hughes was […]

Clark County Family Court Department J

BY: - October 9, 2020

Dedree “Dee” Butler began her legal career practicing family law and insurance defense. She’s been a Clark County public defender for the last 10 years, including two with the juvenile delinquency unit in Family Court. “I’m the team chief of the DV unit,” she says. “Our clients can’t afford to hire an attorney. They just […]

Clark County Family Court Department E

BY: - October 9, 2020

Judge Charles “Chuck” Hoskin was born and raised in Las Vegas. Hoskin says he practiced primarily family law for almost two decades before before taking the bench in 2009. He’s also served as the Presiding Judge for the Family Division.  Hoskin takes exception with his error rating on Our Nevada Judges, a website that tracks […]