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Patty Cafferata

Patty Cafferata, Esq.

Board Director, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Patty Cafferata, Esq. has more than 30 years of experience as an attorney in a wide variety of occupations and industries. Her areas of practice include criminal law clerk, chief legal advisor for three district attorneys, various law firms, assemblywomen for the state of Nevada’s district 25, Nevada State Treasurer, staff attorney for Washoe Legal Services, communications director for Nevada’s Attorney General, judicial law clerk for Nevada’s Attorney General, and currently an associate tribal judge within Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribal Court. Patty has been a member of the Nevada judicial system for over 30 years and is involved within various occupations within the state of Nevada. Patty is a Southwestern School of Law, California graduate. She also attended Lewis and Clark College, Oregon where she obtained her B.A.

Patty is a member of the Nevada bar association where she was also a former member and chair of the Editorial Board. She was apart of the Nevada Equal Rights commission as a former chair, a current history member of the Nevada Sesquicentennial Commission, and a former member of the Nevada Judicial Historical Society. She has spent her time helping children in elementary schools in Portland, Oregon and Oakland, California in her early career. Where she would eventually become the Director of Instruction for Evelyn Woods Reading Dynamics. Patty is committed to helping her community and working hard in multiple committees and positions at the same time. Her resume showcases her effort and talent in educating youth, directing policy, being apart of committees, and offering judicial advise within various firms and governmental offices. She has written numerous books and articles ranging from history, to politics, to judicial reviews. Her insight and impact within the community she serves have been monumental.