issue of the Nevada Judiciary
According to a city report Judge Brown was first elected as Las Vegas Municipal Court Judge in Department 4, June 8, 1999, and was re-elected in 2003 and 2009.
Brown has served twice as Chief Judge and has been a Las Vegas Tribune endorsee since the beginning of his judicial career and has never let the newspaper down by acting anything less than professionally, with strict ethical behavior, and dignifying the position he was elected to.
Judge Bert Brown in 2011 was elected Judge of the Year by the Nevada Judges of Limited Jurisdiction (NJLJ) at their winter seminar in Las Vegas.
The organization represents Justices of the Peace and Municipal Court judges, and sponsors two educational seminars each year. The educational courses provide needed information for new judges and serve as refresher courses for veteran judges.
Judge Brown graduated from the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific in Sacramento, California. He began his legal career in 1988 as law clerk for District Judge Jack Lehman before joining the law firm of Brown and Kane.
On the 13th of January Judge Brown will gather with a group of friends, family and supporters at Pieros Restaurant for a kickoff and fund-raising for his reelection campaign.
Last week Judge Brown was a guest on Face The Tribune radio show and used that platform to announce his intentions of reelection, but on January 13 he will make it official before his family and invited guests at Pieros Restaurant at 355 Convention Center Drive and Paradise Road starting at 5 p.m.
“Judge Brown served as president of the NJLJ during 2009 and is someone all judges could depend on,” said Wells Township Justice of the Peace Pat Calton, the 2010 Judge of the Year.
“Judge Brown is a good judge, a good man, and a genuine person. Throughout his 12 years on the bench, Judge Brown has been well respected by attorneys, other judges, and the community,” said Las Vegas Municipal Judge Cedric Kerns. “He is the epitome of what a Judge of the Year should be.”
Judge Brown, who has handled a Mental Health Court calendar at the Municipal Court in addition to his criminal calendar, was instrumental in the creation of the Women In Need (WIN) court.
WIN Court is a specialized program that is available to women who have convictions for charges related to soliciting prostitution.
The program finds housing for the participants and requires them to complete drug treatment and counseling programs.
Judge Brown is a member of the Judicial Council of the State of Nevada and has served on the Specialty Court Funding Committee, the Legislation and Rules Committee, and the Technology Committee. He also is a member of the Supreme Court’s Article 6 Commission, which explores ways to improve the judiciary in Nevada.
A native Nevadan, Judge Brown was born into a family with a strong tradition of public service. His grandfather, B. Mahlon Brown, was a member of the Nevada State Senate for 26 years. His father, B. Mahlon
Brown, III, was United States Attorney for Nevada.
Both his grandfather and father were Las Vegas Township Justices of the Peace. In 1904, Judge Brown’s great-great-grandfather, Halle Hewetson, became Las Vegas’ first doctor.