>> Family and Juvenile Law
Review state laws and recommend legislative changes to the Juvenile Code.
Monitor and report on proposed changes to the Juvenile Code.
In cooperation with the Washington State Bar Association, review and recommend Juvenile Court Rules.
Monitor and report on proposed changes to Juvenile Court Rules.
Review and recommend legislative changes to the Domestic Relations Code.
Monitor and report on proposed changes to the Domestic Relations Code.
Monitor and report on proposed changes to the Child Support Schedule.
Improve and work toward greater consistency in local rules and procedures, as appropriate.
Maintain liaison with the Judicial Education Committee for educational programs as required.
Maintain liaison with the Judges’ Benchbook Committee to plan and develop benchbooks, as required.
Maintain liaison with the Governor’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee, and the Sentencing Guidelines Commission.
Maintain liaison with DSHS/Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration JRA-and conduct annual site visits to JRA Institutions.
Maintain liaison with the Northwest Tribal Court Judges’ Association.
Maintain liaison with the Washington State Bar Association/Family Law Section Executive Committee.
Maintain liaison with the Washington Association of Juvenile Court Administrators.
Maintain liaison with the Court Improvement Grant Steering Committee.
Maintain liaison with the Children’s Justice Act Advisory Board.
Maintain liaison with the Washington’s Families for Kids Project.
Submit written report for the Spring and Fall Conference.
Maintain liaison with the Supreme Court Domestic Relations Commission.
The Family and Juvenile Law Committee is charged with:
Judge Gretchen Leanderson
Comm. Michelle L. Ressa
Comm. Craig S. Adams
Comm. Michelle Adams
Judge Elizabeth J. Berns
Comm. Tracy Brandt
Comm. Matthew Clucas
Judge Marybeth Dingledy
Comm. Terri S. Farmer
Judge Amber Finlay
Judge Julia Garratt
Comm. Mark Gelman
Judge Janet Helson
Judge Anne Hirsch
Judge David S. Keenan
Comm. Diana L. Kiesel
Comm. Nathan Kortokrax
Comm. Jonathon Lack
Comm. Jennie Laird
Judge Cindy Larsen
Comm. Robyn A. Lindsay
Judge Kathryn C. Loring
Judge Barbara A. Mack
Comm. Brandon Mack
Comm. Barbara McInvaille
Judge Catherine Moore
Judge Kathryn Nelson
Judge Richard Okrent
Comm. Pamela E. Peterson
Comm. Camille Schaefer
Comm. Jacqueline I. Stam
Comm. Kevin Stewart
Judge Tanya Thorp
Comm. Elisabeth Tutsch
Judge Kitty-Ann van Doorninck
Comm. Nicole Wagner
Judge M. Scott Wolfram
Tribal Liaison: Judge Jerry Ford
WAJCA Liaison: Dennis Rabidou
Admin. Office of the Courts
PO Box 41170
Olympia, WA 98504-1170