February 2019 Bar Bulletin
By Judge Roger Rogoff
“As a trial judge, having served three years on the juvenile court, I will not miss the lack of tools and answers for our homeless, poverty-stricken and abused youth.”
As a trial judge in King County Superior Court and a former state and federal prosecutor, I have had to manage complex, difficult cases. However, the past three years I spent in juvenile court have been the most emotionally-charged, inspiring and terrifying of my 25-year legal career.
During my time there, one truth became clear — political slogans are terrible answers for juvenile court justice and simple answers do not exist.
It is a...