The Metropolitan King County Council hereby gives notice of judicial vacancy in the West Electoral District of the King County District Court. The Council currently intends to fill this vacancy pursuant to state law and county code. To be eligible to serve as a district court judge in this position, an individual must be a registered voter and legal resident of the West Division’s electoral district and a lawyer admitted to practice law in Washington State. RCW 3.34.060; K.C.C. 2.68.075. The election precincts that make up the West Division’s electoral district are set forth in Section 1.B. of King County Ordinance 19095. Pursuant to K.C.C 2.70.020, to be considered for appointment, a candidate must have a current rating of, at a minimum, “qualified” for a district court judicial position from the King County Bar Association and at least one other bar association operating in King County with an eligible judicial candidate evaluation process, as defined in K.C.C 2.70.020.F.2. Under the County Code, ratings are “current” until the expiration date stated in the rating communication or until three years after the date the rating communication was issued if no expiration date is stated. Any individual wishing to be considered for appointment must deliver to the clerk of the council, in electronic form, the following:
1. A letter of interest, which must specify the division of the district court to which the applicant is requesting appointment and should explain why the individual wishes to serve as a district court judge, how the applicant is qualified to do so and specify the division of the district court to which the applicant is requesting appointment;
2. The individual’s resume;
3. A copy of the completed responses to questionnaires submitted to the King County Bar Association to obtain its rating;
4. A copy of the communication from the King County Bar Association and from at least one bar association defined in K.C.C 2.70.020.F.2 informing the individual of the individual's rating for appointment to the district court; and
5. Any supporting information the individual would like the council to consider.
These materials must be received not later than 4:30 p.m., January 21, 2021.
For questions, regarding the KCBA evaluation process, contact Anne Daly at AnneD@kcba.org or (206)267-7018.