Family and Juvenile Law Committee
The Family & Juvenile Law Committee is charged with:
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.
Comm. Craig S. Adams
Judge Michelle Adams
Judge Timothy L. Ashcraft
Judge Elizabeth J. Berns
Comm. Tracy Brandt
Judge Alicia M. Burton
Comm. Matthew Clucas
Judge Marybeth Dingledy
Comm. Terri S. Farmer
Judge Amber L. Finlay
Comm. Patricia Fulton
Comm. Mark L. Gelman
Comm. Susan E. Harness
Judge Janet M. Helson
Judge Melissa A. Hemstreet
Judge Clarence Henderson, Jr
Comm. Jacquelyn M. High-Edward
Judge Diana L. Kiesel
Commissioner Nathan Kortokrax
Commissioner Jonathon Lack
Judge Jennifer R. Langbehn
Judge Gretchen Leanderson
Comm. Robyn A. Lindsay
Judge Kathryn C. Loring
Judge Barbara A. Mack, Ret.
Commissioner Brandon Mack
Comm. Barbara McInvaille
Commissioner Ingrid McLeod
Commissioner Lisa M. Micheli
Commissioner Patrick M. Moriarty
Judge Elizabeth Yost Neidzwski
Comm. Patricia J. Nelson
Judge Nicole A. G. Phelps
Comm. Michelle L. Ressa
Judge Averil B. Rothrock
Judge Christine Schaller
Comm. Heather D. Shand
Comm. Jacqueline I. Stam
Judge Aimee M. Sutton
Comm. Indu Thomas
Comm. Sonia Rodriguez True
Comm. Elisabeth Tutsch
Judge Kitty-Ann van Doorninck
Comm. Karen Watson
Judge M. Scott Wolfram
Judge Jerry Ford
Admin. Office of the Courts
PO Box 41170
Olympia, WA 98504-1170
Committee Co-Chairs – Judge Cindy Larsen & Commissioner Jennie Laird