Assemblywoman Lesley E. Cohen

Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2013 (first appointed December 2012)—one regular session
  • 2013 SESSION COMMITTEES: Education; Judiciary; Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining


  • Member, State Bar of Nevada Member Benefits and Services Committee, 2011 to present
  • Member, Clark County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2003 to present
  • Member, State Bar of Nevada, 1998 to present
  • Member, U.S. District Court of Nevada, 1998 to present
  • Member, U.S. District Court District of Utah, 1998 to present
  • Member, State Bar of Utah, 1998 to present (inactive)
  • Vounteer, Clark County Legal Services
  • Vice President, Greyhound Pet Adoption of Las Vegas


  • University of Nevada, Reno, B.A.
  • Depaul University College of Law, J.D., Chicago, Illinois


Occupation: Attorney
Recreation: Yoga
Born: 1970, New York City, New York

Primary Sponsor

AB192 Repeals the prospective expiration of the authority of county clerks to charge and collect an additional fee for filing and recording a bond of a notary public. (BDR S-1037)
AB262 Revises provisions governing the award of attorney's fees in certain domestic relations actions. (BDR 11-951)
AB389 Revises provisions governing parentage. (BDR 11-922)


SCR2 Commemorates the 20th anniversary of the donation of precious art from the Republic of China (Taiwan) to the people of the State of Nevada, reaffirms the sister-state relationship between the State of Nevada and the Republic of China (Taiwan) and celebrates the donation of additional artwork to the Nevada Legislature under the Nevada Senate's SENarts initiative. (BDR R-695)
ACR4 Honors Nevadans who have lost their lives in the Global War on Terrorism. (BDR R-246)
ACR5 Memorializes former Assemblyman John W. Marvel. (BDR R-1211)
SCR5 Commemorates the 150th anniversary of the State of Nevada. (BDR R-613)
ACR6 Expresses appreciation to the staff of the Legislative Counsel Bureau. (BDR R-1219)
SCR6 Memorializes former State Senator William J. Raggio. (BDR R-622)
AJR6 Recognizes Nevada's partnership and friendship with, and expresses support for, the State of Israel. (BDR R-458)
AJR7 Urges recognition of the importance of mid-20th century architecture in Nevada. (BDR R-609)
ACR8 Memorializes John J. McDonald. (BDR R-1231)
SCR10 Memorializes former University Regent Dorothy Gallagher. (BDR R-1238)
AR11 Expresses appreciation to the Chief Clerk and staff of the Assembly. (BDR R-1217)
SJR15 Urges Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform. (BDR R-1208)
AB85 Revises provisions governing certain purchasing contracts and consolidation agreements. (BDR 27-277)
AB86 Requires the State Contractors' Board to suspend or revoke the license of a contractor for failure to satisfy certain judgments concerning unemployment compensation or to comply with certain provisions governing industrial insurance and insurance for occupational diseases. (BDR 54-276)
AB87 Revises provisions relating to consistency in zoning ordinances with respect to certain standards and specifications for the construction or alteration of public schools in certain counties. (BDR 22-274)
AB89 Authorizes the formation of benefit corporations. (BDR 7-28)
AB95 Revises provisions governing prescription labels. (BDR 54-648)
AB117 Revises provisions governing rules of the road. (BDR 43-566)
AB132 Provides immunity from civil liability to persons employed by an agency to provide personal care services in the home in certain circumstances. (BDR 40-151)
SB139 Expands provisions governing criminal and civil liability for certain crimes to include crimes motivated by the victim's gender identity or expression. (BDR 15-703)
AB147 Requires the notification of patients regarding breast density. (BDR 40-172)
AB159 Establishes a diversion program for certain defendants. (BDR 14-669)
AB175 Revises provisions relating to uniformed-service and overseas voters. (BDR 24-635)
AB181 Makes various changes to provisions governing employment practices. (BDR 53-48)
AB183 Allows a person who is 16 years of age to donate blood with the consent of his or her parent or guardian. (BDR 40-1015)
AB267 Revises certain provisions governing publication of legal notices and legal advertisements. (BDR 19-730)
AB278 Enacts provisions related to multicultural education. (BDR 34-512)
AB306 Revises provisions relating to private investigators and related professions. (BDR 54-677)
AB307 Revises provisions governing victims of crime. (BDR 16-743)
AB325 Authorizes a court to commit certain convicted persons to the custody of the Department of Corrections for an evaluation. (BDR 14-742)
AB327 Revises provisions governing state accountability. (BDR 31-554)
AB329 Revises provisions governing taxicabs in certain counties. (BDR 58-555)
AB333 Revises provisions relating to incentives for economic development. (BDR 31-811)
AB334 Provides certain exemptions from provisions relating to contractors. (BDR 54-921)
AB348 Revises provisions relating to foster care. (BDR 38-457)
AB353 Authorizes the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada to establish a financial aid program for students enrolled in the Nevada System of Higher Education. (BDR 34-918)
AB392 Revises provisions governing the truancy of pupils. (BDR 5-617)
AB393 Expands the rights of children placed in foster care. (BDR 38-919)
AB412 Makes various changes relating to the Legislature. (BDR 17-528)