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Michael Cherry To Take Turn As Chief Of Nevada Supreme Court

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Supreme Court Justice Michael Cherry is taking a turn as chief of the state high court, beginning Jan. 2.

Cherry will follow Justice Ron Parraguirre, who served a year handling administrative duties for the newly reconstituted seven-member panel.

Justice Lidia Stiglich was sworn in earlier this month to fill the vacancy left when former Justice Nancy Saitta resigned in August.

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Cherry has been an attorney in Nevada since 1970 and was elected to the state Supreme Court in 2006.

In another administrative move, Judge Abbi Silver will take a turn as chief of the three-member Nevada Court of Appeals.

She follows Judge Michael Gibbons chairing the three-member court.