A thirteen-year resident of Las Vegas, she has been protecting the constitutional rights of the indigent as the Chief Deputy Public Defender with the Clark County Public Defender’s office for over a decade. In this position, she serves as a client advocate and a trial lawyer for those who cannot afford to hire their own attorney. Lilly-Spells has also served as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), whose mission is to support and promote advocacy for abused and neglected children. Lilly-Spells worked as a parking arbitrator for two years. She also volunteered for two years as a mediator at the Neighborhood Justice Center.
By choosing to mentor middle school girls and organizing a reading program to bring in guests to read to children who attend at-risk schools, she puts her convictions in practice to improve children’s’ lives. She also volunteers her legal services, taking on pro bono cases with Nevada Legal Services.
Jasmin Lilly-Spells has worked with officers, attorneys, investigators, social workers, judges, children, parents, families and businesses in finding resolutions to legal issues. This has allowed her to see all perspectives of the justice system.
Jasmin’s combined experience has prepared her to take a judicial seat by exposing her to different areas of law and various methods of resolving legal issues. By utilizing her skill and talent to display extraordinary work ethic, grit, patience and compassion, she has worked hard to prove that she is the prime candidate for the job. Jasmin will be fair, prepared and dedicated to the bench that she occupies; finding that most want the same thing: a safe community and access to opportunities.