Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) has appointed Bonnie Bulla to serve on the Nevada Court of Appeals. She was appointed to replace Justice Abbi Silver, who was elected to the Nevada Supreme Court in 2018. Bulla will serve the remaining two years of Silver’s term. When she is sworn in on March 4, 2019, she will be joining judges Jerome Tao and Michael Gibbons on the three-member appeals court.
Bulla has served as a discovery commissioner for the Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court since 2007. She obtained a J.D. from Arizona State University in 1987.
Nine attorneys applied to fill the vacant seat. The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection’s recommendations to the governor consisted of Bonnie Bulla, Carson City attorney Tracie K. Lindeman, and District Judge Jerry Wiese. Regarding Bulla, Sisolak said, “I couldn’t be prouder to appoint Commissioner Bulla to the Court of Appeals. Her decades of experience practicing law in Nevada, including her extensive time in public service, make her highly qualified to serve as an appellate judge. I am confident Judge Bulla will bring the same skill and integrity she has shown her entire career to the Court of Appeals.”