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Mission Statement:

Rates candidates for appointment or election to Municipal, District, Superior Courts; and to State Appellate Courts for contested elections. A three-year commitment is requested, as well as a commitment to participate in a minimum of 4 ratings sessions per year (usually half day). Committee members may not become a judicial candidate, nor support, contribute or participate in any judicial campaign, for one full year after leaving the committee. Lawyer members admitted to the highest court of one of the 50 states or District of Columbia for at least 3 years prior to joining the committee.

Committee Chairpersons:
Committee Chairpersons: Leadership consists of six individuals serving a 3-year progression as Co-Assistant Chair, Co-Chair, and past Co-Chair.
Jeffrey Cohen
Law Office of Jeffrey D. Cohen
Marcia Nelson
Seattle City Attorneys Office - Civil Division

Time: Varies as needed
Location: KCBA, 1200 5th Avenue Suite 700, Seattle, WA
Staff Contact: Threesa Milligan, (206) 267-7018, ThreesaM@KCBA.org
Committee Members Area:

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New (and returning) members attend an orientation session and an observation session before participating in screening meeting as a voting member. Half day meetings take place as needed to screen 2-3 candidates for election or appointment. Committee members interview references prior to the screening session. Members are appointed to staggered 3-year terms, with 1/3 of the members of the members leaving the committee each year. The committee includes both attorney and lay members.

For More Information:

Contact the KCBA Membership Department by email at Membership@KCBA.org, or call (206) 267-7100.

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