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Judge Receives Judicial Award
Posting Date: 06/18/2012

By Barbara Ellestad

Judge Ron Dodd, Mesquite Municipal Judge and Justice of the Peace, recently received the “Lifetime Jurist Achievement Award” from the Nevada Judges of Limited Jurisdiction organization.

The organization represents justices of the peace and municipal court judges throughout the state.

Dodd received one of two awards given out. Only five other members have received the award since it was established.

“The award recognizes those judges or justices of the peace who have been actively involved

in the judicial community in Nevada,” Dodd remarked.

Dodd, who was also honored as the 2000 Judge of the Year and was President of the Nevada Judge Association in 2001, has served as Mesquite’s Municipal Judge since 1985 and was elected as the Mesquite Justice of the Peace in 1998. He chose not to run for re-election this year as the Justice and will retire from his position as Municipal Judge at the end of this year.

“I want to take time to visit our grandchildren,” Dodd commented about his retirement plans.


  • Posted Date: 06/18/2012
    Judge Dodd will be almost impossible to replace. A man with compassion, common sense, and a sense of humor, he followed the law but never let the law interfere with justice (which, sadly, have become two different things). Once we have a rules-spewing lawyer in the position, you'll see exactly what I mean. Only it will be too late. Mr. Dodd, you've been a great judge, and continue to be a great man. You will be missed.
    By: Devon
  • Posted Date: 07/10/2012
    Congrats Judge Dodd! I want say in my short 5 years as a police officer in Mesquite, I had the privilege and honor of working with Judge Dodd. He is, without a doubt, one of the most common sense Jurists I've ever dealt with in my 30 plus years of law enforcement. Judge Dodd takes the common sense approach and attempts to apply it in his courtrooms., something we desperately need across the country. Judge, it was a real honor to know you and work with you. The man, the name and the person shall forever be engrained in my mind. Congrats Judge, it certainly went to a well deserving person!
    By: Robert W. Everett
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