Las Vegas JP Melissa Saragosa to Teach Law on Squatters Seminar

On Friday, August 26, 2016, from Noon to 1 p.m., the Clark County Bar Association (CCBA) will host a seminar for members of the bar and the supporting legal community.

Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa, Las Vegas Township Justice Court
Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa, Las Vegas Township Justice Court

The seminar “ Nevada Law on Squatters” will feature Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa from the Las Vegas Township Justice Court. The speaker will focus on Nevada Assembly Bill 386, the process to remove squatters, related criminal and civil legal issues, and tips for clients with squatters.

Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa began her legal career as an active duty Judge Advocate General in the United States Air Force. After five years on active duty, she transitioned into the Air Force Reserve Corps where she continues to serve today. She has held a variety of positions at bases all over the world, including Senior Trial Counsel, Judge Advocate General School Instructor, appellate judge on the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals and is currently assigned as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, 8th Air Force, Barksdale Air Base, Louisiana. She holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

In her civilian legal career, she was a prosecutor for the Clark County District Attorney’s Office. While there, she worked in the Appellate Division, on the Domestic Violence Team, and on various General Litigation Teams. In 2006, she was assigned as the Chief Deputy District Attorney of Recruiting and Training where she created a formal training program for new deputy district attorneys and supervised the summer associate program.

In December 2006, Judge Saragosa was appointed by the Clark County Commissioners to fill a vacancy in Justice Court Department 4. She took the bench on January 8, 2007. She presided over the state’s first Domestic Violence Court and has handled both criminal and civil dockets. She currently presides over the Las Vegas Justice Court Veteran’s Treatment Court and was appointed by the Chief Judge as the Presiding Civil Judge for the Court.

For more information about the seminar, please see our CLE Seminars page…

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