NV 8 Dept W 2020

Our panelists generally agreed that these are two good candidates. One said Rocheleau is experienced and “well-respected.” Another said they “both have a pretty good reputation.” White got the nod from that same panelist, who said she is “competent” and has “an excellent judicial temperament.” 

White was appointed to be the Dependency Court hearing master in 2018. She has been practicing law in Las Vegas for 12 years. Prior to being appointed, she was in private practice exclusively handling family law matters while also working with students in the Truancy Diversion Court and serving as a child support hearing master pro tempore. She has extensive experience representing clients in Family Court matters — and deciding certain types of Family Court cases. Her self-reported cases were not particularly relevant for voter information purposes, but their effects on her can be found in her questionnaire. While in private practice, she volunteered in the community by representing clients at a reduced rate and also pro bono through the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. She received recognition as a member of the “50 Hour Pro Bono Club''. She has never been sanctioned by the court for misconduct and has no history of ethics violations.

Rocheleau did not complete our questionnaire and did not respond to the law school team’s attempts to contact her. She has been licensed to practice in Nevada for 19 years and has owned a firm that specializes in divorce and custody matters for the last 15 years. She also served as a discovery commissioner pro tempore from 2015-2017. Our law school team did extensive research on Rocheleau’s case history and none of the outcomes were particularly significant for the purposes of voter information. She has never been sanctioned by the court for misconduct and has no history of ethics violations.