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Togliatti retained as District Court chief judge

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Clark County District Judge Jennifer Togliatti presides over a status check for Bridget Lugo at the Regional Justice Center Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. Lugo is one of the six people charged with the murder of Eldorado High School teacher Timothy VanDerbosch.

Clark County District Court judges unanimously voted to retain Jennifer P. Togliatti for a second term as chief judge, officials said.

“It has been a tremendous honor and privilege to serves as the chief judge, and I am proud of our judges and their staff for their ability to stretch resources and do more with less,” Togliatti said in a statement. “There are several important initiatives underway that I am determined to accomplish.”

Togliatti began her first two-year term as chief judge in 2011. Since then, court officials credit her with reducing inefficiencies and improving access to justice by leveraging technology. For instance, the court decreased phone on-hold time for jury services.

As chief judge, Togliatti manages the administration of the court while remaining an active judge hearing and deciding cases, albeit with a reduced caseload.

Togliatti is a UNLV graduate and received her juris doctorate from California Western School of Law in San Diego.

She has served on the District Court bench since May 2002. Prior to that, she worked as a deputy district attorney in the Clark County District Attorney’s Office and as a justice of the peace for Las Vegas Justice Court.

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