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Govenor appoints Family Court judge

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CARSON CITY — Governor Jim Gibbons today announced the appointment of Robert Teuton to fill an open seat in Clark County’s Family Court.

The open seat was previously filled by Judge Teuton for 15 months, but a State Supreme Court decision ordered the seat vacated because of a legal anomaly involving Nevada election laws. Judge Teuton was chosen from a list of candidates provided by the Nevada Judicial Selection Committee. He will fill the remainder of the term of retired Judge Gerald Hardcastle, which runs through the end of 2010.

“Mr. Teuton has already shown he has the experience to protect the interests of children and families in the Family Court system,” Governor Gibbons said. “I feel certain he will show fairness as he presides over the cases in Family Court, which are often so difficult.”

“I’m thankful to the Governor for reaffirming his trust in me,” Teuton said. “I plan to continue my efforts to bring justice and equality to the Family Court with respect for all parties involved.”

Teuton will be serving in the Eighth Judicial District Court, Family Division Department D.

Prior to his service as a Family Court Judge, Teuton was Assistant District Attorney over the Child Support and Juvenile Division in Clark County.

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