Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 | 5:15 p.m.
Clark County District Judge Allan Earl announced today that after more than a decade as a judge he’s decided it’s time to let someone else have a turn at what he considers his favorite job.
“I have never loved a job as much as I’ve loved this one,” Earl said in a statement. “It’s been a great privilege to serve in the District Court with colleagues who are truly dedicated and I will miss their association.”
Before being appointed to the bench in 2000, Earl spent 25 years as a partner with the law firm of Galatz, Earl and Associates, where he specialized in personal injury trial advocacy.
In 1994, the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association honored Earl with the Peoples Distinguished Counselor Award.
Earl’s announcement leaves the Department 19 judge’s spot up for grabs for the 2014 election.
“Being an effective District Court judge requires meeting a very high standard,” Earl’s statement said. “I feel it’s coming time to pass on the gavel.”