Two added to judicial commission

CARSON CITY — Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Wolfson and gaming executive Jeffrey Gilbert were appointed Thursday to serve as temporary members of the Commission on Judicial Selection.

They will join Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Gibbons and six other commission members in Las Vegas on July 22 for the first-ever public hearings to fill a judicial post, a seat that became vacant July 1 when Gerald Hardcastle retired.

Eight lawyers submitted applications to replace Hardcastle. The applicants are: Bryce Duckworth, Charles Hoskin, Robert Lueck, Morrisa Schechtman, Fernando Guzman, Thomas Kurtz, Amy Mastin and Robert Teuton.

The Supreme Court in December voted to open to the public the previously confidential interviews. The interviews will be conducted in the Supreme Court’s Las Vegas courtroom on the 17th floor of the Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis Avenue.

Wolfson was chosen by the State Bar of Nevada to serve on the commission, while Gilbert was appointed by Gov. Jim Gibbons.

Citizens can submit opinions about the applicants before July 11 to Ron Titus, secretary of the Commission on Judicial Selection, Nevada Supreme Court, 201 S. Carson St., Suite 250, Carson City, NV 89701. These comments will be kept confidential.

Following the interviews on July 22, the commission will pick three finalists. Then, Gibbons will choose Hardcastle’s replacement from among the finalists.

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