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Larry Sage

November 29, 2023
Larry next to a judge scale

Sr. Judge Larry Sage received a ‘Making the World a More Just Place’ Award from the National Judicial College (NJC) at their 60th anniversary celebration in Reno, NV on 16 Oct 2023. He (and indirectly, his extraordinary Sparks Municipal Court staff), was recognized for initiating Nevada’s first misdemeanor ‘Alcohol & Other Drug Court’; multiple sessions of which were held at the Model Courtroom at NJC during judicial training courses. Also, he, and his special staff, initiated Nevada’s first Native American ‘Victim Impact Panel’ for the Washoe, Paiute and Shoshone tribes. Larry created a civilian contracting company (Legionnaire Sage Advice) for post-conflict overseas Rule-of-Law missions. He served as an International Judicial Mentor/Justice Advisor to the Afghan Attorney Gebneral and, later, to the Ministers of Defense and Interior for 2.5 years in Afghanistan (2007-10) during Operation Enduring Freedom. He also serve as an IGAD International Peace Monitor in South Sudan (2018-19) and legal advisor to CTSAMVM, training hundreds of Peace Monitors in the existing cease-fire treaties; international humanitarian & human rights laws; and war crimes. Judge (ret) Sage was selected an NJC ‘Judicial Ambassador’ in 2022 and has been adjunct faculty at NJC since 1998. 

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