Clark County, Nevada provides indigent individuals legal counsel at all phases of serious criminal proceedings. Clark County established the Office of the Public Defender, led by Clark County Public Defender Darin Imlay, for the purpose of providing all necessary legal counsel to indigent individuals accused of criminal activity.
Clark County established the Office of the Special Public Defender, led by Special Public Defender JoNell Thomas, to provide all necessary legal counsel to individuals charged with the offense of Open Murder that the Public Defender is unable to represent.
Clark County has established the Office of Appointed Counsel as an independent department, separate from the Judges, Court Administration, the Public Defender's Office, and the Office of the Special Public Defender.
Susan Bush serves as the Director of the Office of Appointed Counsel and may be contacted via email at Susan.Bush@ClarkCountyNV.gov or via phone at 702-455-3362. Attorneys wishing to be added to the list of qualified contract and appointed counsel for Clark County must submit the Clark County Application Form and return to Susan Bush, Director of Office of Appointed Counsel, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, 6th Floor, Las Vegas, NV 89155.