Las Vegas Justice Court Department 6, under Judge Bill Kephart, is one of the most innovative courtrooms in our judicial system. And now the judge has come up with the most dedicated idea that anyone has had: a night court, like that television program of years back, and such as many civilized cities already have.
Starting July 5, Judge Kephart is giving the green light to the first night court in Clark County.
On July 3, Judge Kephart will appear on Face The Tribune radio show to speak on that subject and to explain how it is going to work.
William “Bill” Kephart has been a lifetime resident of southern Nevada. Bill’s wife of twenty years, Tina, is also a lifetime resident of southern Nevada. Together, they have raised two children, Bill’s stepdaughter Jeanine and son Matthew.
Bill graduated from Basic High School in 1979. He attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas, receiving a Bachelor of Arts and Letters Degree in Criminal Justice.
He then attended Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, earning his jurist doctorate in May 1988.
Bill began his career working as a Deputy City Attorney in Las Vegas, then was recruited by the Clark County District Attorney’s Office and joined the office as a deputy district attorney in 1990.
Bill was assigned to various units within the District Attorney’s office, including the Special Victims and Major Violators Units.
He was also instrumental in starting up the office’s first DUI specialized team.
In 2010 he was elected to the bench and has proven himself to be an efficient and hard-working judge.
In the 2008 election for District Court, the Las Vegas Tribune did not endorse Judge Kephart, but in 2010 the newspaper did endorse the candidate for Department 6; the publication was very happy they made that decision.
Face The Tribune airs daily, Monday through Friday, from noon to 1 p.m. on RadioTribune.com and has had a lineup of political and civil personalities such as Mayor Carolyn Goodman; her husband, the former mayor and now author, Oscar Goodman; most recent District Court Chief Judge, Jennifer Togliatti; and Municipal Court Chief Judge Cynthia Leung, among others.