Hon. Jackie Glass (ret.)

Hon. Jackie Glass (ret.) is an attorney with Private Trials Inc., a Las Vegas legal firm specializing in arbitration, mediation, mock-trial, and custom jury- and bench-trial services.  Judge Glass retired from the Eighth Judicial District Court of Nevada (Las Vegas) in 2011.  She most recently hosted the nationally syndicated television court show Swift Justice with Jackie Glass, which involved real cases with the participants agreeing to participate in televised binding arbitrations.  Judge Glass was elected to the bench in 2002 and is known for several high-profile trials, including State of Nevada v. O. J. Simpson.  She served as a part of the leadership team in the Eighth Judicial District and on the Executive Committee representing specialty court programs; helped create the Clark County Mental Health Court in 2003; established a task force to gauge whether a person is competent to stand trial, leading to the creation of the Clark County Competency Court in 2005; and oversaw Clark County’s district drug and alcohol treatment courts, which provide therapeutic supervision and treatment for defendants with serious substance addictions.  Before she was elected as a judge, she spent 18 years as a lawyer, including 12 years at Wolfson & Glass, a criminal defense firm she founded with her husband and now current Clark County district attorney Steve Wolfson.  Judge Glass began her career in Las Vegas as a journalist and as a result of covering the courts for KTNV-TV, she decided to go to law school.  She graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1984.