Porter was appointed by Governor Richard Bryan and Governor Bob Miller to the Nevada Taxicab Authority where he served as Chairman. Porter was instrumental in fortifying the taxicab industry’s regulations for operations, compliance and safety. He was also appointed Special Master of the Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement Support Division in Las Vegas to ensure child support payments reached their beneficiaries.
As a co-founder and longtime member of the Las Vegas chapter of the National Bar Association, in 2012, the LVNBA admitted Porter into the National Bar Association Hall of Fame in recognition of his 40 years of service in the practice of law and his significant contributions to the legal community, African-American community, civil rights, and the cause of justice.
James Porter is further featured in the Scholarly Works of the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) William S. Boyd School of Law Timeline of African-American Legal History in Nevada from 1861-2011 for undertaking ground-breaking endeavors in the expansion of due process of law.
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