2 former judges honored for Nevada drug courts
Two former judges are being honored by the Nevada Supreme Court for their work establishing the state’s first drug courts.
Former Clark County District Court Judge Jack Lehman and former Washoe County District Court Judge Peter Breen were named as recipients of the high court’s Legacy of Justice Award.
Lehman started the nation’s fifth drug court in Clark County in 1992.
Breen established Washoe County’s first drug court a short time later.
Now Nevada has 46 specialty courts focusing on drug, mental health, drunk driving, homeless and veterans cases.
Breen was the longest-sitting state judge when he retired in Reno in 2009 after 32 years. He’s now 70.
Lehman was a judge in Las Vegas from 1987 to 2008.
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