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Miller receives peer’s top honor

Boulder City Judge Victor Miller was recently named Judge of the Year by the Nevada Judges of Limited Jurisdiction.

“Personally, to me, it means a lot,” said Miller of the award. “The organization is wanting to recognize judges … who do things to improve the profession and their communities above and beyond being a judge.”

Nevada Judges of Limited Jurisdiction is an organization that consists of all justice and municipal court judges in the state. Its mission is to provide the highest quality of service possible by their branch of government.

Miller has served Boulder City as municipal court judge since 1984 and justice of the peace since 1993. He was recently re-elected for another six-year term. He also runs the Breaking the Cycle Rehabilitation Court that offers people who are in trouble with the law and suffer from substance abuse a way to rebuild their lives instead of going to prison. To date, 12 people have completed it with another three scheduled for commencement in February.

“Judge Miller has had a great impact on this community over the past 25 years,” said City Manager Al Noyola. “From his ‘Breaking the Cycle’ drug court to his dedication to the community, Judge Miller exemplifies the title ‘Justice of the Peace.’ Boulder City is fortunate to have his leadership.”

In addition to being named the 2018 Judge of the Year on Jan. 17, Miller was appointed to the board of directors at the organization’s 2019 Winter Educational Seminar, held Jan. 15-18.

He said his responsibilities as a board member will be planning the annual conference and its education opportunities. Additionally, this year he will work with the state legislature to let its members know how proposed laws would need to be implemented and how they would impact the judiciary.

Miller automatically became part of the organization when he became a judge in 1984. It has approximately 150 members.

Contact reporter Celia Shortt Goodyear at cgoodyear@bouldercityreview.com or at 702-586-9401. Follow her on Twitter @csgoodyear.

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