“We’re truly fortunate to have someone of your caliber on our state’s highest court,” Sandoval said. “I mean this. Appointing you to the Nevada Supreme Court is one of the highlights of my service as governor.”

Governor Brian Sandoval

The Honorable Lidia S. Stiglich was appointed to the Supreme Court of Nevada by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval in November 2016. Justice Stiglich is a member of the Nevada Supreme Court’s Indigent Defense Commission, the Commission on Statewide Rules of Criminal Procedure, the Specialty Court Funding Committee, the Child Support Guideline Committee, Governor Sandoval’s Opioid State Action Accountability Task Force, and she is the chairperson of the Committee to Study Child Custody Reform. She is a member of the Washoe County Bar Association, the Clark County Bar Association, the Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association, The Southern Nevada Women Lawyers Association, and the National Association of Women Judges.

Prior to her appointment to the Supreme Court, Justice Stiglich was appointed district court judge of the Second Judicial District Court by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval in November 2012, and was subsequently retained by voters in 2014. As the presiding judge in Department Eight of the district court, Justice Stiglich heard civil and criminal trials. In addition to her duties in Department Eight, she served as the Probate Judge for the district and was also the cofounder and presiding judge of the Youth Offender Drug Court. This specialty court was designed for the young adult population (ages 18 to 24) who are opiate/heroin users, as an alternate sentencing/rehabilitation program.


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