Chief Judge Gloria M. Navarro, of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, is
pleased to announce that Brenda Weksler has been selected to fill the vacancy created by the
retirement of the Honorable Peggy A. Leen, United States Magistrate Judge in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Judge Leen will be retiring April 30, 2019.
Ms. Weksler is presently an Assistant Federal Public Defender in Las Vegas, where she has
worked since 2003. Prior to joining the Federal Public Defender’s Office, she worked as a law clerk at
the Eighth Judicial District Court from 2002-2003. She received her law degree from the University of
Nevada, Las Vegas Boyd School; and her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Nevada,
Ms. Weksler will assume the position of a United States Magistrate Judge on May 1, 2019. The
term of appointment is eight years.