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Connect with the community

We recognize that the court can be mysterious and black robes can be intimidating. We want to break down those barriers through our Court and Communities group.

We connect with our communities through presentations, in-person visits, and events which we host and attend. We talk to youth, civic groups, and legal organizations. 

We pick the topic or you pick the topic. Our goal is to improve the two-way conversation. We have as much to learn from you as you do from us.

Some previous topics have included: 

  • Juvenile Justice
  • Legal help for litigants with no attorney or limited English
  • Bail reform 
  • How to court works and how it is funded

To arrange for a speaker, please contact our Communications Manager, by email or phone at 206.477-0127.

Scott talks to kids

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Judge Michael Scott talks to 4th graders about the Bill of Rights on Constitution Day






Judge Johanna Bender listens to questions at a media event




Judge Cathy Moore finds the future bench in White Center 

2020 Events

January - Martin Luther King Day luncheon (Judge Keenan & Judge Moore)

February - Black History Month (Judge McCullough & Judge Phelps) 

February/March - Mock Trial (Judge McHale)

May - Asian Pacific American Heritage month (Judge Chung)

June - LGBTQ Pride Month (Judge Bender & Judge Scott) 

September - LatinX Heritage Month (Judge McCullough)

September - Constitution Day (Judge Moore & Judge Scott)

October - Disability Awareness Day (Judge Shaffer) 

November - Native American Heritage Event (Judge McCullough, Judge McHale, Judge Rothrock)

ask_a judge event 

14 judges participate in KUOW's "Ask A.. Judge" event 




Members of the bench host a LatinX event at El Centro de la Raza








Four members of Franklin High School's stellar Mock Trial team