Nevada State Judicial Department

Sec. § 1A.370
Employment of retired justice or judge: Enrollment in Plan; rights of membership; accrual of credit for service; benefits for survivor.


A retired justice or judge who accepts employment as a justice of the Supreme Court, judge of the Court of Appeals, district judge, justice of the peace or municipal judge in any judicial capacity, including, without limitation, employment as a senior justice, senior judge, senior justice of the peace or senior municipal judge of the Nevada Court System, may enroll in the Judicial Retirement Plan as of the effective date of that employment unless the retired justice or judge is reemployed pursuant to subsection 4 of NRS 1A.360. As of the date of enrollment:


The retired justice or judge forfeits all retirement allowances for the duration of that employment; and


Except as otherwise required as a result of NRS 1A.400 or 1A.410, if the duration of the employment is at least 6 months, the retired justice or judge gains additional service credit for that employment and is entitled to have a separate service retirement allowance calculated based on his or her compensation and service, effective upon the termination of that employment. If the duration of the employment is:


Less than 5 years, the additional allowance must be added to the retired justice’s or judge’s original allowance and must be under the same option and designate the same beneficiary as the original allowance; or


Five years or more, the additional allowance may be under any option and designate any beneficiary in accordance with NRS 1A.430.


The original service retirement allowance of such a retired justice or judge must not be recalculated based upon the additional service credit, nor is the retired justice or judge entitled to any of the rights of membership that were not in effect at the time of his or her original retirement. The accrual of service credit pursuant to this section is subject to the limits imposed by:


NRS 1A.440; and


Section 415 of the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C. § 415.


Except as otherwise required as a result of NRS 1A.400 or 1A.410, a retired justice or judge who has been receiving a retirement allowance pursuant to the Judicial Retirement Plan and who is reemployed and is enrolled in the Plan for at least 5 years may have his or her additional credit for service added to his or her previous credit for service. This additional credit for service must not apply to more than one period of employment after the original retirement.


The survivor of a deceased member of the Judicial Retirement Plan who had previously retired and was reemployed and enrolled in the Plan, who qualifies for benefits pursuant to NRS 1A.340 and 1A.530 to 1A.670, inclusive, is eligible for the benefits based on the service accrued through the second period of employment.

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