Department XVIII

Mark B. Bailus

Office - (702) 671-4459

Fax - (702) 671-4458

Law Clerk - (702) 671-4463

Email -

Location - Phoenix Building Courtroom 11th FL

Phoenix Building
330 S. 3rd St, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Mark B. Bailus

Department XVIII

Eighth Judicial District Court


Term of Office 2017 - present


Judge Mark Bailus takes the bench after working in private practice with a focus on complex civil and criminal litigation and appeals at the law firm of Bailus Cook & Kelesis, Ltd. Judge Bailus' professional experience also includes a partnership in the law firm of Cherry Bailus & Kelesis, serving as general counsel for Nevada Beverage Company and as an attorney with the Clark County Special Public Defender's Office. Further, he was on the Ombudsperson Panel to represent the deceased family and public at the Police Fatality Public Fact-Finding Review hearings. Judge Bailus is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and received his Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law.

Courtroom Protocol

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.

      Current Assignment
      • Department 18 is currently assigned Civil Court and Criminal Court Dockets.
      Motion calendar schedule
      • Department 18 hears Civil Court matters on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:15 a.m. and Criminal Court Matters on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:15 a.m.
      Regular chambers calendar
      • Department 18 does have a chambers calendar. Matters regularly placed on chambers calendar include: Status checks on Blocked Accounts; Motions to Withdraw; Motions to Amend; Motion for Attorney's Fees and Motions to Consolidate.
      Discovery Commissioner assigned
      • Commissioner Bonnie Bulla
      Telephonic appearance request
      • Department 18 requires telephonic appearances be made via Court Call. Counsel must arrange appearance via Court Call prior to their scheduled appearance.
      Unopposed motions
      • Department 18 does not grant unopposed motions in advance. Counsel is required to appear in person, unless moving party has notified all other counsel that he/she is not appearing.
      Default judgment prove-ups
      • All Default Judgments for a total award of less than $100,000, on a sum certain, may be submitted to chambers unless otherwise required by statute, (i.e. title to real property). All Default Judgments for a total award of $100,000 or more must be set on the Department´s regular motion calendar. Live testimony is required at the prove-up hearing. In certain cases, Court Call will be allowed.
      Submission of Orders
      • Department 18 requires orders to be submitted to chambers within ten (10) days of notification of the ruling, pursuant to EDCR 7.21. Prevailing counsel may be requested to submit order to opposing counsel for approval as to form and content, allowing for a reasonable opportunity for review and comment. Non-drafting counsel is not required to sign the order prior to submission. Department 18 will not resolve disputes regarding proposed orders by facsimile correspondence.
      Contested Orders
      • In District Court Department XVIII, if counsel cannot agree on language of an order, they need to put the matter back on calendar for clarification.
      Electronic Signatures
      • In District Court Department XVIII, Judge Barker prefers original signatures.
      Jury selection
      • Department 18 uses a modified "Arizona Method” of jury selection.