Del Papa announces new Court Fellow |

Del Papa announces new Court Fellow

Staff reports

Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Papa has announced that 32-year-old Senior Deputy Attorney General Joe Vadala from her Las Vegas office has been selected as a Supreme Court Fellow by the National Association of Attorneys General.

Vadala will serve as a Fellow from January through March. Vadala, who resides in Las Vegas, has served as a deputy attorney general for five years, specializing in litigation for the Nevada Department of Transportation.

The fellowship is an opportunity for state appellate attorneys to obtain direct experience of Supreme Court advocacy by observing argument at the court, participating in the project’s moot courts, and writing a state amicus brief.

When he returns from Washington, D.C., Vadala will assume the position of assistant solicitor general within the Nevada Attorney General’s Office. He will supervise the Litigation Division within the Las Vegas office.

“I am delighted to have Joe receive this very special distinction,” Del Papa said. “This is a very prestigious honor, as Joe will be able to observe many of the court’s oral arguments, along with assisting in the publication of various case synopses. The experience he will attain will also be of great service to the citizens of Nevada when Joe returns to fill the position of assistant solicitor general.”