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Valerie Adair

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Valerie Adair
Current Court Information:
Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court
Title:   Judge
Position:   Dept. 21
Active:   2003-2021
Past position:   Prosecuting attorney, Clark County District Attorney’s Office
Past term:   1990-2002
Past position 2:   Attorney in private practice
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Harvard University
Law School:   Georgetown University Law Center
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Eighth District Court
Position:  Dept. 21
State:  Nevada
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  Yes
Primary date:  6/10/2014
Primary vote:  100%ApprovedA

Valerie Adair is a judge for Department 21 of the Eighth Judicial District Court in Nevada.[1] She was first elected to the court in November 2002 and took office in January 2003.[2] Adair ran for re-election in 2014, winning a new term that expires on January 3, 2021.[3][4]



See also: Nevada judicial elections, 2014
Adair ran for re-election to the Eighth Judicial District Court (Dept. 21).
Primary: She was elected without opposition in the primary on June 10, 2014.


In 2002, Adair was challenged by Ron Israel for Department 21 on the Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court. Adair won, receiving 59.22% of the vote.[6]


Adair received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her J.D. degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.[2]


Before she became a judge, Adair worked in the Clark County District Attorney’s Office from 1990 until her election to the Eighth Judicial District Court in 2002. She served early on in the criminal division of the District Attorney's Office and then became the chief deputy district attorney for the Fraud Unit. She also previously worked as an attorney in civil litigation in Los Angeles, California.[2]

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