October 2020 Bar Bulletin
By Mark Larson
Across my desk sat a pleasant and accomplished young woman seeking her first job out of law school — the now Honorable Melinda (Mindy) Young. It was 1995 and I was the Chief Deputy in the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office conducting a final round interview. I remember thinking Mindy would be spectacular — so long as she could handle the sometimes-disturbing nature of the work.
A recent graduate of The University of Washington School of Law and a Washington State Cougar before that, it was obvious that Mindy was well qualified. I asked her about people she looked up to and she mentioned a recent...