Miriam Shearing

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About Miriam

Miriam Shearing is a lawyer and retired judge in Nevada. She was the first woman to serve as a Nevada district judge and as justice and chief justice on the Supreme Court of Nevada (1993–2005). In 2019, the Nevada Board of Regents named Miriam a recipient of the Distinguished Nevadan award, the Nevada System of Higher Education’s most prestigious honor. The award recognized prominent individuals who have made significant contributions to the cultural, economic, scientific, or social advancement of Nevada and its people.