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Three new district court judges take positions

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Judge Tierra Jones (Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court ) Judge Tierra Jones (Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court )
LAS VEGAS (AP) -

The first black female district court judge in Nevada is among three jurists honored in a formal swearing-in ceremony Friday in Las Vegas.

Tierra Jones is a former deputy Clark County district attorney who was appointed in April by Gov. Brian Sandoval to an open Clark County District Court seat created by the retirement of Jessie Walsh.

The formal investiture also marks the governor's appointment of former Las Vegas attorneys Mark Bailus and David Jones.

Bailus was named in April to replace retired Judge David Barker.

David Jones was named in November to replace Susan Scann. She died last year.

David Jones isn't related to Tierra Jones.

Tierra Jones worked in the Nye County district attorney's office before becoming a prosecutor in Clark County in 2013.

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