RENO – The Nevada Association of REALTORS (NVAR) has hired longtime local attorney and former Reno Municipal Court Judge Jim Van Winkle to help NVAR members throughout the state by staffing NVAR’s legal information line.
NVAR CEO Teresa McKee said the association is honored to have Van Winkle working for NVAR on a part-time basis to help Nevada REALTORS who call the legal information line.
“His knowledge of Nevada law and years of experience will obviously be a valuable asset to our members,” said McKee, who is also an attorney who once worked as NVAR’s general counsel. “Our legal information line is one of the most important and popular services that we provide to our more than 14,500 members in Nevada.”
Van Winkle served on the municipal court bench in Reno for more than 14 years, leaving office in 2010. In 2001, he established the first DUI and drug court in Reno. He also developed a specialty court dealing with prostitution.
He has served on the Board of Governors of the American Judges Association, as president-elect of the Nevada Judges of Limited Jurisdiction and as a member of the Judicial Council of the State of Nevada.
His community service contributions include being a past president and board member of Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, past president of the Reno Sunrise Rotary Club and member of the board of directors for the Northern Nevada International Center. He has also volunteered with the Read-To-Succeed reading program at the Virginia Palmer Elementary School.
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