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James Braxton Kelly Edit Profile

James Braxton Kelly, American judge. Bar: Nevada 1971. Recipient Distinguished Service award North Las Vegas Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1963.

Background

Kelly, James Braxton was born on October 13, 1933 in Hollywood, California, United States. Son of John Joseph and Lucy Emma (Newsom) Kelly.

Education

Student, Brigham Young University, 1951. Student, University Nevada, Las Vegas, 1967. Juris Doctor, University Utah, 1970.

Career

Bar: Nevada 1971. Judge, North Las Vegas Township Justice Court, Nevada, 1970-1995. Municipal judge City of North Las Vegas, 1995-1997. Senior judge State of Nevada, 1997^.

Vice president, legal counsel Nevada Savings and Loan Association, 1970-1973. Instructor savings and loan law American Savings and Loan Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1971-1972. Member commission to code judicial conduct Nevada Supreme Court, 1976-1977.

Member of faculty National Judicial College, 1980. Councilman, mayor pro tem City of North Las Vegas, 1961-1967. Former bishop Las Vegas 4th and 56th wards Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Membership

Councilman, mayor protem City of North Las Vegas, 1961-1967. Former bishop Las Vegas 4th and 56th wards Church Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Member American Bar Association, American Judges Association (president 1983-1984, governor), Nevada Judges Association (president 1981, Outstanding Judge of Year 1980), National League of Cities (national chairman committee public relations 1965), Nevada Chamber of Commerce (president 1963).

Connections

Married Devera Eileen Rutowsky, November 12, 1954. Children: Cindy Ellen, Brian James.