© 2019 Washington State Superior Court Judge's Association

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.

Committee Members:

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

WAJCA Liaison:

Dennis Rabidou

Tribal Liaison:

Judge Jerry Ford  

AOC Contact:

Crissy Anderson

Admin. Office of the Courts

PO Box 41170

Olympia, WA  98504-1170

360-705-5252

crissy.anderson@courts.wa.gov

Committee Co-Chairs –  Judge Gretchen Leanderson &  Comm. Michelle L. Ressa