Natalie Tyrrell Named First Chief Judge of North Las Vegas Justice Court
North Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Natalie L. Tyrrell has been named the first chief judge of North Las Vegas Justice Court
two-year term will begin Jan. 5.
Justice courts with three or more judges elect a chief judge.
North Las Vegas Justice Court had two judges, Tyrrell and Judge Stephen J. Dahl, for many years and will add a third, Chris Lee, in January.
"This is an honor and a privilege," Tyrrell
"North Las Vegas Justice Court
is an increasingly busy place and I look forward to meeting the many challenges of this growing jurisdiction."
Tyrrell has been the North Las Vegas Justice Court Department 2 Justice of the Peace since January 2001 and was the first woman to be a judge in North Las Vegas.
was re-elected in 2006.
In 2002, Tyrrell created the outreach program KIDS IN THE COURT in partnership with C.P.Squires Elementary School, an at-risk school in North Las Vegas.
This program educates fifth graders about the court system with an emphasis on careers and the importance of staying in school.
Prior to her election, Tyrrell spent almost nine years as an elder attorney with the city of Las Vegas Senior Citizens Law Project.
She also served as an attorney arbitrator for the state of Nevada.
has been a colleague with the Nevada Law Foundation
since April 2006.
She is also a member of the Latin, Urban, and Asian chambers of commerce, Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys, Nevada Judges Association, American Judges Association, National Association of Women Judges, American Bar Association, State Bar of Nevada, and Clark County Bar Association.
In 2004, she
received the Professional Services Award from the Latin Chamber of Commerce
many contributions to our community.
is licensed to practice law in Nevada, Minnesota and before the U.S. Supreme Court