Larraz, wrote a front page article clearly pointing out some of the
qualities that normally go hand-in-hand with the name of District
Court Family Division Judge Kenneth Pollock.
“Judge Pollock’s administrative and case management skills have helped
him reach many milestones: hearing the most motions in Family Court;
being second in the family division with the most trials and
conferences heard…,” the newspaper wrote.
Among those distinguished qualities were also two facts that should
allow litigants in family court peace of mind and a justified
assurance that their cases will be decided on their individual case’s
merit and merit only.
“Judge Pollock’s name has been tied for the lowest number of appeals
in Clark County,” wrote the newspaper; and yet most important of all,
the newspaper noted that Judge Pollock has never been reversed by the
state’s highest court.
Saying that the Supreme Court agrees with a judge’s ruling 91 percent
of the time is a recognition that not too many judges can brag about,
especially in Family Court, which has been plagued with controversial
accusations of abuse of power, misconduct and child brokering.
With all these noticeable and identifiable qualifications evident when
it comes to evaluating a judge’s past years on the bench, why is it
that some attorneys don’t like him? And now, one judge in particular
even allows her bully campaign manager to make a fool out of her by
encouraging her to challenge a good judge while other judges with
fewer worthwhile qualifications are running unopposed.
That opened the inquiring eyes of the Las Vegas Tribune’s
investigative team and they discovered that the attorneys who openly
and/or privately display an antagonistic attitude toward, or hold a
negative opinion of, Judge Pollock, do so because the judge follows
the rule of law and is not intimidated by any other attorney.
That opens up discussion as to why Judge Kenneth Pollock is not
intimidated by any attorney; we discovered that Judge Pollock is a
self-supported candidate: he puts his money where his mouth is.
Judge Pollock does not solicit any campaign contributions; if someone
is interested in having a fair and independent judge on the bench and
wants to help keep him at his post by contributing to his campaign,
they are welcome to do so, but he does not solicit money from anyone
and he is only “owned” by his own reputation, his integrity, his love
for the community, and for doing the right thing by having the safety
of the children in mind in all of his decisions.
How many judges can it be said act with the same kind of integrity as
displayed by Judge Pollock in this money-oriented world, where we
often see candidates begging for campaign contributions and judges
“forcing” attorneys that appear before them to contribute to their
campaigns because if they don’t, those attorneys will have to take the
“Appearing in Courtroom J of Family Court before Judge Kenneth Pollock
should bring a breath of relief and peace of mind to those attorneys
that walk into court, since they will not be bombarded with ‘how much
do I put you down for?’ or ‘how much are you giving to my campaign?’,”
explained a family court attorney that asked to not be identified.
However, there are others that are happy to give to the judges,
voluntarily or not, because they have the mindset that “giving” to the
judges will “give” them a favored ruling in most of their cases,
whether that is the case or not.
Prior to serving as the judge in Department J, Family Court division,
Judge Pollock served as an attorney at law for 17 years, as an
arbitrator for the Eighth Judicial District Court of Nevada for 11
years, and as a judge pro tem. He received his education in California
and earned a BA in political science and sociology from the University
of California, San Diego, and his Jurist Degree from the University Of
San Diego School Of Law.
During an appearance on Face The Tribune radio show, Judge Pollock
stated that he is proud of his record and honored to serve the
litigants of Family Court to the best of his ability.
“I am very proud of the fact that the Nevada Supreme Court has agreed
with my rulings and has found that my rulings have been within the
rule of law, keeping safety of the children in mind above all,” Judge
Pollock told co-host Ed Ehuling during the show.