Lorne Malkiewich Leaving Legislative Service After Three Decades

CARSON CITY – Lorne Malkiewich, who has served as the director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau for the past 18 years, will retire from the position on April 2.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported today that he will become chief operating officer for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges in Reno beginning April 4.

Lorne Malkiewich.

Malkiewich has been with the Legislative Counsel Bureau for more than 30 years.

“Lorne has been an important asset to the Nevada Legislature and the state of Nevada for many years,” said Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford, D-Las Vegas. “His leadership of the Legislative Counsel Bureau and his expertise on legislative issues and the legislative process will be sorely missed.”

“During his tenure with the LCB, Lorne has provided a steady hand during times of dramatic change – through budget crises, term limits, changes in leadership and policy debates,” said Assembly Speaker John Oceguera, D-Las Vegas. “We wish him the best of luck in his next endeavor.”

An interim director will be named while the Legislature’s Committee to Consult with the Director continues its search for a permanent replacement.

Malkiewich started with the LCB when he was 24 years old, fresh out of the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento.