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Jay Prasad Raman, 38, applies for an open judicial seat

Chief Deputy District Attorney, Jay P. Raman has applied to an open judicial seat in Department 18, Clark County District Court.

For over 10 years, Jay 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.

In 1999, Jay was honored with Soldier of the Year for the 513th Military Intelligence Brigade.  During his years at the Army, Jay was honored with 5 Army Achievement Medals, 1 Good Conduct Medal, 1 Overseas Service Medal, 8 Command Excellence Citations.

The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection has listed eight candidates to be considered for an open judicial seat in the Clark County District Court.  The open seat in Department 18 is due to the retirement of Judge David Parker.

The selection process begins with a detailed application by the interesting candidates.  Following the application, the commission will perform the professional evaluation along with background check, interview, and invite the public comments on the candidates under consideration.

The commission will recommend three top candidates to the Governor Brian Sandoval, who will make the final decision on an appointment.

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