Linda Marie Bell
Office - (702) 671-4344
Fax - (702) 671-4343
Law Clerk - (702) 671-4341
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Location - RJC Courtroom 10E
Regional Justice Center
200 Lewis Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89155
Linda Marie Bell
Eighth Judicial District Court
Term of Office 2009 - present
The Honorable Linda Marie Bell serves as a Judge in the Eighth Judicial District Court of Clark County. Judge Bell was elected to District Court and took the bench in January of 2009. Judge Bell presides in Department 7, where she hears large civil and felony criminal cases. Judge Bell also serves as the Grand Jury Judge for the Eighth Judicial District Court as well as overseeing the Civil Settlement Conference Program.
Judge Bell grew up in Nevada. She graduated from Bonanza High School and the University of Nevada, Reno with honors. Her undergraduate degree is in psychology, with a minor in studio art. In 1993, Judge Bell received her law degree magna cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law. While in law school, Judge Bell served as an Articles Editor for the University of San Diego Law Review. She also received awards for writing and oral advocacy. During law school, Judge Bell worked for the Clark County District Attorney’s Office and the San Diego Public Defender’s Office.
Judge Bell was admitted to the Nevada State Bar in October of 1993. After graduation, Judge Bell worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Sally Loehrer in the Eighth Judicial District Court. Following her clerkship, Judge Bell worked in Las Vegas law firms, practicing primarily in the areas of medical malpractice and family law. For twelve years prior to taking the bench, Judge Bell served as a public defender. She spent five years as a Clark County public defender, handling all manner of criminal cases. She then spent seven years in the non-capital post-conviction unit of the Law Offices of the Federal Public Defender's Office, handling complex post conviction cases in Nevada's state courts, the United States District Court and the While at the Federal Public Defender's Office, Judge Bell argued eleven cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, including the published case of Chambers v. McDaniel.
Her professional and community involvement include graduating from the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Leadership Las Vegas program in 2008. She remains actively involved in Leadership Las Vegas, serving on the criminal justice day committee. Judge Bell regularly participated in the Trial by Peers program, and was honored as the Trial by Peers Judge of the Year in 2011. Judge Bell is a member of the Howard D. McKibben American Inn of Court, and currently holds the position of president. Judge Bell served on the court records subcommittee. She is a member at Large of the Nevada District Judges’ Association.
Judge Bell has previously served as a CASA, a board member of Family and Child Treatment, a board member of the Southern Nevada Women Attorneys, a board member of the Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice.
No weapons are allowed. There is no eating, drinking, smoking or chewing gum in any courtroom.
Proper courtroom attire is required. No shorts or tank tops are allowed in the courtroom, shoes are required. T-shirts, which show offensive slogans or pictures, are not allowed. Hats should be removed before entering the courtroom.
While in the courtroom, sit quietly when court is in session. Do not talk or whisper. The court proceedings are being recorded by a court recorder and noise can interfere with the preparation of this important record.
All beepers, cellular telephones, and electronic devices must be turned off before entering the courtroom. Avoid reading newspapers, or books in the courtrooms, particularly if your use of such material may be a distraction to others.
Attorneys are expected to maintain the highest ethical standards at all times, and to strictly adhere to the opportunities, requirements, limitations, and deadlines set by the judge. All counsel are to be punctual for all conferences, hearings and trials. They are to be civil to one another as well as to all parties, witnesses, and court personnel - whether in front of a jury or the court.