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LCMR 5. Chief Judges

King County Superior Court Local Court Management Rule (LCMR)

(a)  Chief Judge Positions. There shall be the following chief judges:

(1) The Chief Criminal Judge
(2) The Chief Civil Judge
(3) The Chief Judge of the Unified Family Court;
(4) The Chief Judge of the Maleng Regional Justice Center; and
(5) The Chief Judge of the Clark Children and Family Justice Center, who shall serve also as the Chief Juvenile Judge.

(b) Selection.  The Presiding Judge, in consultation with the Executive Committee, shall select the chief judges. A presiding judge shall select chief judges only for the year in which the Presiding Judge holds office.

(c) Term.  Each chief judge shall serve a term of twelve months, beginning January 1.  The judge may be reappointed for successive one-year terms, in accordance with LCMR 5(b).

[Adopted effective September 1, 2016; Amended effective March 30, 2023.]