JACQUELINE BLUTH - DISTRICT COURT JUDGE, DEPT 6
Jacqueline M. Bluth was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. After graduating from UNR, Judge Bluth moved to Las Vegas to attend the William S. Boyd School of Law where, in her third year, she would become President of the Law School’s Student Bar Association. During law school, Judge Bluth worked for two civil firms, Bradley, Drendel, and Jeanney as well as the Law Offices of Benson and Bingham. Judge Bluth also interned for the Honorable Judge Mark Denton and the Clark County District Attorney’s Office.
Following her internship at the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, Judge Bluth continued working as a law clerk in the appellate division. After passing the Nevada State Bar and California State Bar, Judge Bluth was hired as a District Attorney at the Clark County District Attorney’s Office.
In 2012, Judge Bluth was promoted to that of Chief Deputy District Attorney. After working in general litigation, Judge Bluth advanced to the Special Victims Unit where her caseload focused primarily on the prosecution of cases involving physical and sexual abuse of children. In 2015, Judge Bluth was promoted to the Homicide Division of the Clark County District Attorney's Office. In her career as a district attorney, Judge Bluth tried over fifty-five jury trials, almost all of which were for crimes of homicide and/or sexual assault.
Also during her tenure as Chief Deputy District Attorney, Judge Bluth worked very closely with doctors, social workers, and law enforcement personnel as a member of the Clark County Child Death Review (CDR) team. The purpose of this review board is prevention, education, and case analysis to determine needed policy protocol and statute changes in our community. CDR findings have influenced both policy changes and the direction for public awareness campaigns. Judge Bluth served on the Child Death Fatality Review Board as well as on a committee with local county commissioners that wrote policy to protect children involved in foster care.
As a prosecutor, Judge Bluth helped author several pieces of legislation, many of which were passed by the Nevada State Legislature. Judge Bluth testified in front of the Nevada Legislature on two different occasions in Carson City. Ultimately, this legislation allowed changes in the law in the fields of sexual abuse of both women and children, as well as sex trafficking. Additionally, Judge Bluth provided training to officers throughout Las Vegas in identifying and combatting child abuse with the goal of lowering the rate of child homicide in our community. Judge Bluth also provided educational courses to members of the Department of Family Services, Child Protective Services.
Judge Bluth has taught many continuing legal education courses discussing changes in the law, handling witnesses, and the prosecution of child abuse cases. In the Spring of 2018, Judge Bluth was invited by the Nevada Attorney General to teach a webinar entitled, “Sensitive Victim Populations in the Courtroom” to a group of 500 lawyers in Mexico. Judge Bluth has also been a guest speaker at multiple local schools and the William S. Boyd School of Law.
Judge Bluth was appointed to the bench by Governor Steve Sisolak in April of 2019. Judge Bluth handles a split docket covering both civil and criminal matters.
Paid for by the Committee to Retain Judge Jacqueline M. Bluth