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File #: 2016-0220    Version:
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 4/18/2016 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 5/9/2016
Enactment date: Enactment #: 14637
Title: A MOTION making an appointment to fill a judicial vacancy in the west division of King County district court.
Sponsors: Kathy Lambert
Indexes: Appointments, District Court
Attachments: 1. Motion 14637.pdf, 2. 2016-0218,19,20_SR_District_Court_Appointments.docx, 3. 2016-0218,19,20_ATT1_Proposed_Motion_2016-0218.pdf, 4. 2016-0218,19,20_ATT2_Proposed_Motion_2016-0219.pdf, 5. 2016-0218,19,20_ATT3_Proposed_Motion_2016-0220.pdf, 6. 2016-0218,19,20_ATT4_KCC_Chapter_2.70.pdf, 7. 2016-0218,19,20_ATT5_Bar_Association_Ratings.pdf, 8. 2016-0218,19,20_ATT6_How_the_Judicial_Screening_Process_of_the_KCBA_Works.pdf, 9. 2016-0218,19,20_ATT7_Comparison of Judicial Candidates_-_Selected Criteria.pdf, 10. 2016-02181920_SR_District_Court_Appointments_and_Attachments_1-7.pdf, 11. 14637 Amendment 1 - 5-9-16.pdf

Title

A MOTION making an appointment to fill a judicial vacancy in the west division of King County district court.

Body

                     WHEREAS, a judicial vacancy exists in the west division of King County district court (the City of Seattle), and

                     WHEREAS, RCW 3.34.100 authorizes the county legislative body to fill judicial vacancies in district court, and

                     WHEREAS, K.C.C. chapter 2.70 provides for the metropolitan King County council to fill judicial vacancies in district court by selecting from among candidates receiving the highest rating from the King County Bar Association or another bar association with an established judicial candidate evaluation procedure, as defined in K.C.C. 2.70.020, and

                     WHEREAS, the council:  has received candidate ratings from the King County Bar Association and other bar associations with an established judicial candidate evaluation procedure; has reviewed written materials concerning each candidate; has conducted interviews of candidates in accordance with K.C.C. chapter 2.70; and has carefully considered the qualifications of the candidates;

                     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT MOVED by the Council of King County:

                     Gregg Hirakawa is hereby appointed to fill the vacant judicial position in the west division of King County district court.