William S. Boyd School of Law Alumni of the Year

Heather Procter
’03 JD

Heather Procter is a senior deputy attorney general in the appellate division of the Nevada Attorney General’s Office, where she has worked for more than nine years. She has prosecuted state criminal actions, defended the State against state and federal habeas corpus petitions, and litigated inmate civil rights cases. She has argued more than a dozen cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Court, District of Nevada. In addition to her appellate work, Procter works on a variety of special projects for the office, including presenting bills to the Nevada Legislature; organizing tribal colloquiums and the training of Mexican prosecutors and investigators; creating and implementing the Nevada Identity Theft Program Card; and teaching Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses. She was named the Attorney General’s Office “Rookie of the Year” in 2005.

Procter continued her commitment to the law school by serving as the president of the Boyd School of Law Alumni Chapter in 2006-07, and as the editor of the Boyd Alumni Newsletter, which she created in 2007. During her time as a student at the law school, she served as an executive board member and lead special projects editor for the Nevada Law Journal. She is a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law fraternity, American Bar Association, Federalist Society, and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society; and recipient of the 2003 Dean’s Award for contributions to the law school.

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