On December 21, 2022, the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline publicly reprimanded Eighth Judicial District Court Judge, of the Clark County, State of Nevada, Kathleen Delaney over the case of negligence. The case is entitled “In the matter of Hon. Kathleen Delaney” with case no. 2021-025P-P;2022-026-P.

The charges cited Revised Nevada Code of Judicial Conduct Canon 1, 1.1 and Canon 2, 2.5(a) which require:

Judges to comply with the law, including the Code itself.

Judges to perform judicial and administrative duties competently and diligently, in her capacity as a District Court Judge in and for the Eighth Judicial District Court (“EJDC”), in Clark County, State of Nevada, by knowingly or unknowingly engaging in an act, a combination of acts.

The Revised Nevada Code of Judicial Can be found here:

Allegedly, the Respondent failed to perform her Judicial and Administrative duties by failing to timely issue Findings of Facts, Conclusions of Law, and Judgement for a case she was handling. Moreover, it was found that the Respondent’s caseload had become backlogged due to inactivity, neglect, or inadequate management. 

The filing states:

“Related to Case No. 2021-025-P, during the period spanning October 2018, through November 2021, in the matter of Blue Lake Holdings Group, Inc., v. Robert Frimet, et al, EJDC Case No. A-15-717100-C (a fraudulent transfer case), Respondent presided over a bench trial on October 30, 2018, through November 6, 2018, and entered a minute order directing counsel to submit their closing arguments in writing by November 20, 2018, for the Court to issue a decision. However, Respondent failed to timely issue Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Judgment, a final decision not being issued for almost 3 years until November 3, 2021.”

The filing continues:

“During the timeframe identified directly above, (a) on or about October 1, 2021, pursuant to EDCR 1.90(0), the Caseflow Review Committee determined that Respondent’s caseload had become backlogged due to inactivity, neglect or inadequate management; and (b) in addition to the involvement of the Caseflow Review Committee, a senior judge covered Respondent’s calendar.”

The Respondent agreed to waive her right to present her case and to contest the allegations. Respondent also agreed that this Stipulation and Order of Consent to Public Reprimand takes effect immediately.

The Disposition states:

“IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Respondent is hereby publicly reprimanded for violating the Code, Canon 1, Rule 1.1, and Canon 2, Rule 2.5(A).  IT TS FURTHER ORDERD that Respondent shall complete, at her own expense, a judicial education course/seminar on the topic of cashflow, workflow, or time management, or such similar course/seminar as may be available with the approval of the Commission’s Executive Director within six”.

The Judge earned a law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1990.

The Judge’s courtroom is located at 200 Lewis Ave, Las Vegas, NV. 89155, and can be reached at 702-671-4528. The judge’s bio can be found on Ballotpedia.com

A copy of the original filing can be found here