Should We Elect or Appoint Nevada Judges?
& Democracy Forum Series
UNLV Center for Democratic Culture
William S. Boyd School of Law
Tuesday, December 10, 2002*
1. 10:00 - 12:30 a.m.
Judicial Talent: Surveying, Ranking, and Promoting Judges
Jeffrey W. Stempel
Accountability and Independence: A Federal Judge’s Perspective
The Honorable Philip M. Pro, U.S. District Court
of Surveying Nevada Judges: A Sociologist’s Perspective
Donald Carns, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, and Nancy Downey,
Downey Research Associates
Judges Accountable: An Attorney’s Perspective
Cam Ferenbach, President, and Constance L. Akridge, President-Elect,
Clark County Bar Association
for a Judicial Office: Report From the Trenches
Jackie Glass, District Court Judge Elect, and John Curtas, Board
of Governors, Nevada State Bar
Judicial Selection: A Legal Scholar’s Perspective
Jeffrey W. Stempel, William S. Boyd School of Law
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.**
2. 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Elections vs. Judicial Selections
Ted G. Jelen
and Electing Nevada Judges: A Journalist’s Perspective
Thomas Mitchell, Las Vegas-Review Journal
the Judges: A District Court Judge’s Perspective
Dianne Steel, District Court Judge, and Nancy Saitta, District Court
Elections Be Publicly Funded?
Michael W. Bowers, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Elections and the Ethics of Political Campaigning
The Honorable Nancy Becker, Nevada Supreme Court Justice
Ted G. Jelen, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
conference attendance is free; the forum is held at William S. Boyd
School of Law, Room 102.
**Luncheon ticket is $24, for reservations please email <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Judges in the Spotlight
Smith, UNLV Program to Examine Whether Judges Should Be Elected
Jane Ann Morrison, Judging Judges: Panel Debates Electing,
John Smith, Maybe Good Mechanics Make Better Judges Than Mediocre
Steve Sebelius, It's Obvious: Appoint
Mitchell, A Week Among the Folks Who Know Best