November 2017 Bar Bulletin
OLYMPIA — The Commission on Judicial Conduct has approved a stipulated order of Censure against Judge Mary E. Roberts of the King County Superior Court. The stipulation was entered at an open public meeting of the Commission on September 29. By doing so, the Commission concluded its proceedings against Judge Roberts.
Judge Roberts stipulated that she failed to make timely decisions in multiple cases exceeding the 90-day time limit mandated by Washington Constitution, Article 4, Section 20 and RCW 2.08.240. Judge Roberts agreed that these delays were in violation of the Code of Judicial Conduct Canon 1, Rules 1.1 and 1.2, and Canon 2. Rule 2.5(A).