Senior Justice Miriam Shearing

Board Member

Miriam Shearing

Senior Justice Miriam Shearing, former President of the SNSLP in 2018 now serving as a Board Member has served in the Nevada judiciary for over thirty-five years. She retired from the Nevada Supreme Court as Chief Justice in 2005 after serving twelve years. She had previously served as Juvenile Court Master, Justice of the Peace of the Las Vegas Township, and Eighth Judicial District Court Judge, including a term as Clark County Juvenile Court Judge. She now serves as a substitute Judge throughout the State, as needed. In addition to serving on the Board of the Children’s Advocacy Alliance, and former Chair of the American Bar Foundation Research Advisory Committee, Justice Shearing also previously served as Chair of the American Judicature Society and on the boards of the Northern Nevada International Center and the Nevada International Women’s Forum. In 2012 the Nevada Supreme Court awarded her the Legacy of Justice Award. She received her Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Cornell University and her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Boston College Law School.


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Some so-called professionals are more interested in getting a new luxury car than taking care of their clients’ welfare. I have resided in Las Vegas since 1958 and feel that the Southern Nevada Senior Law Program is one place seniors can depend on. Their attorneys take care of our legal needs or guide us with the right information. Thank you for all of your help, and with gratitude I say great job.
77 year-old widower
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