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File #: 21-1516   
Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/7/2021 In control: Clark County Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 10/19/2021 Final action:
Title: Appoint a qualified individual to the Las Vegas Township Justice of the Peace, Department 10 from the following applicants: Cybill Dotson, Nadia Hojjat and Katrina Ross, to fill the unexpired term of Judge Melanie Tobiasson; or take other action as appropriate. (For possible action)
Attachments: 1. Staff Report
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CLARK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

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Petitioner:

Yolanda King, County Manager

Recommendation: 

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Appoint a qualified individual to the Las Vegas Township Justice of the Peace, Department 10 from the following applicants: Cybill Dotson, Nadia Hojjat and Katrina Ross, to fill the unexpired term of Judge Melanie Tobiasson; or take other action as appropriate.  (For possible action)

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BACKGROUND: 

Pursuant to Nevada Revised Statute 245.710, if a vacancy is declared in any county or township office, except the offices of district judge and county commissioner, the board of commissioners shall appoint a suitable person who is an elector of the county to fill the vacancy until the first Monday of January after the next ensuing biennial election.

Las Vegas Township Department 10 has a vacancy as a result of Judge Melanie Tobiasson’s resignation. 

The eight-member Committee appointed by the County Manager and consisting of seven individuals representing the legal community and the Chief Justice of the Nevada State Supreme Court, met on two occasions in public session.  From a field of fourteen applicants, one withdrew from consideration and six were interviewed.  The candidates emerging from the final interview process with a unanimous vote for further consideration by the Board of County Commissioners are:

                     Cybill Dotson, Qualey Law Group
                     Nadia Hojjat, Clark County Public Defender’s Office
                     Katrina Ross, Clark County Public Defender’s Office