Hardesty gains leadership post with Conference of Chief Justices

Supreme Court of Nevada Chief Justice James W. Hardesty has been chosen for a leadership position with the Conference of Chief Justices, a national organization. Hardesty was elected as second vice president and a member of the board of directors for the Conference of Chief Justices during its annual meeting in Omaha. The conference consists of the chief justices from the 50 states, Guam and the Virgin Islands. Hardesty is the first Nevada chief justice to be elected an officer and the fourth to have been elected to the Board of Directors. Raised in Reno, Hardesty has practiced law in Nevada since 1975. In 1998, he was elected judge for the Second Judicial District of Washoe County and, in 2001, he was elected by his fellow judges to serve as chief judge of the Second Judicial District Court, a position to which he was re-elected in November 2003. Justice Hardesty also served as president of the Nevada District Judges Association in 2003. He was elected to the Supreme Court of Nevada in 2004. He served as chief justice of the Nevada Supreme Court in 2009 and was re-elected to the court without opposition in 2010.

Perkins on executive board of Rebuilding Together

Robin Perkins, an attorney in the Las Vegas office of Snell & Wilmer, was elected to the executive committee of Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada and will serve as its secretary. She was named to the board of directors last fall. Perkins also is a member of the board of directors of The Animal Foundation. At Snell & Wilmer, Perkins’ practice is concentrated in business and commercial litigation, with an emphasis in financial services litigation and construction litigation.

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