Belinda T. Harris
Justice of the Peace | City of North Las Vegas
Judge Belinda T. Harris was elected to serve as Justice of the Peace in 2020 for North Las Vegas Justice Court Department 3. She is the first black judge elected to serve the North Las Vegas community.
Judge Harris was born and raised in North Las Vegas. She attended Howard University for her undergraduate studies, followed by her attendance at American University Washington College of Law where she received her legal education. She is licensed to practice law in both Nevada and Pennsylvania.
Upon graduation, Judge Harris returned home to Nevada and worked for the Clark County School District where she ensured children with disabilities received the services and education to which they were entitled. She began her public defense work as an Assistant Defender at the Defender Association of Philadelphia where she served hundreds of clients and chaired over fifty trials. Despite her success in Philadelphia, Belinda’s heart belonged in North Las Vegas. She returned to North Las Vegas and began her career at the Clark County Public Defender’s office where she served as a Chief Deputy Public Defender, defending the constitution and protecting the rights of individuals, for nine years.
Judge Belinda T. Harris is BOLD, TOUGH, and HONEST (#BTH) and dedicated to the people of North Las Vegas. She is proud of being homegrown and she is devoted to maintaining integrity and fairness in the North Las Vegas Justice Court.