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Jay P Raman recommended by Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection

The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection has recommended Jay P. Raman, 38, along with two other individuals for an appointment to the Dept. 18 judgeship.  There were eight applicants who applied for the vacant position.

The open seat will be filed by Governor Brian Sandoval at the recommendation of the Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection.  Eight attorneys submitted applications for the Dept. 18 open judicial seat.  The position is available due to the retirement of Judge David Barker.

In selecting the finalists, the Commission conducted background investigations and considered the applicants’ answers during the interview. Each applicant provided comprehensive applications about education, law practice, business involvement, community involvement, and professional and personal conduct. The Commission also considered letters of reference and public statements during the interview process.

Only attorneys with 10 years of legal experience, two of those in Nevada, were eligible to apply.

For over 10 years, Jay P. Raman has been with the District Attorney’s office and is currently the Team Chief of the Major Fraud Unit, Elder Abuse Unit, and Grand Jury. Jay has prosecuted high profile and high dollar embezzlement, theft, fraud schemes, white collar crime, public corruption, as well as elderly and vulnerable person abuse, neglect, isolation, abandonment, and financial exploitation.  At the DA’s office, Jay spends all of his time in litigation involving jury trial.

Additionally, Jay is the supervising attorney of training and operations for the Clark County Grand Jury. Previously, Jay has worked as a prosecutor on litigation teams and the Domestic Violence Unit.

Jay has practiced in front of Nevada Supreme Court, Eighth Judicial District Courts, Las Vegas Justice Court, Henderson Justice Court, North Las Vegas Justice Court, and Outlying Clark County Justice Courts.

Jay has diverse background in numerous industries locally and nationally.  Jay’s work experience includes legal, high tech dealing with satellites, intelligence in the US Army Military Intelligence Battalion, and during the college years a valet parking attendant at the Turnberry Place.

Jay graduated from UNLV with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science.  After UNLV, Jay moved to Cleveland for his Law degree from the Case Western Reserve University, where on three occasions he was named to the Dean’s Honors List.  Jay is actively involved in mentoring law students at the UNLV Boyd School of Law and holds membership in many local social, civic and legal organizations.


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