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File #: 2017-0281    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/5/2017 In control: Law and Justice Committee
On agenda: Final action: 8/14/2017
Enactment date: Enactment #: 18561
Title: AN ORDINANCE related to making appointments to fill vacancies in King County district court; and amending Ordinance 8350, Section 2, and K.C.C. 2.70.020.
Sponsors: Claudia Balducci, Kathy Lambert
Indexes: District Court
Code sections: 2.70.020 - .
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 18561.pdf, 2. 2017-0281_SR_KCDCJudicialVacancies.docx, 3. 2017-0281_ATT1_ProposedOrdinance.pdf
Staff: Zoppi, Leah
Drafter
Clerk 08/01/2017
Title
AN ORDINANCE related to making appointments to fill vacancies in King County district court; and amending Ordinance 8350, Section 2, and K.C.C. 2.70.020.
Body
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Ordinance 8350, Section 2, and K.C.C. 2.70.020 are hereby amended to read as follows:
The process to fill district court judicial vacancies shall be as follows:
A. ((Notice of existing or scheduled vacancies shall be advertised by the clerk of the council twice)) Upon being apprised of an existing or scheduled vacancy, the presiding judge of the district court shall promptly notify the chair of the county council of the vacancy by providing written notice to the clerk of the council.
B. The clerk of the council shall, no later than twenty business days after the clerk receives notice of the vacancy from the presiding judge:
1. Publish notice of the vacancy in the official county newspaper and in a newspaper of general circulation within the district((.));
2. Transmit ((N))notice of the vacancy ((shall also be sent)) to the ((Seattle)) King County Bar Association (((SKCBA))), the Washington State Bar Association, the Washington Administrative Office of the Courts, the East King County Bar Association, the South King County Bar Association((, Washington Women Lawyers, Loren Miller Bar Association, National Conference of Black Lawyers (Northwest Chapter), Asian Law Association and other interested groups)) and all bar associations that are listed as minority bar associations by the Washington State Bar Association. For the purpose of this subsection B.2., notice by email is sufficient; and
3. Post notice of the vacancy on the council's website.
C. The clerk's notice of the vacancy shall:
1. Identify the court district where the vacancy exists or will exist and the date of the vacancy; and
2. State the date by which application materials for appointment to fill the vacancy must be delivered ...

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