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September 26, 2012
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Shearing to receive Supreme Court honor

Miriam Shearing, Nevada's first female district court judge and first female state Supreme Court justice, will be honored October 1 with the high court's Legacy of Justice Award.

She is only the fifth person to receive the award. It will be presented in a ceremony at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas.

Shearing's career on the bench spanned 28 years. She first took the bench as a Las Vegas Justice of the Peace in 1976. In 1982 she won election as a Clark County District Judge.

She became the first woman to serve on the Nevada Supreme Court when …

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