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Pierce County Judicial Vacancy

On April 22, 2021, Hon. Stephanie A. Arend announced her resignation from the bench effective September 16, 2021. Governor Jay Inslee is now seeking interested and qualified members of the Washington State Bar Association to submit applications to fill Judge Arend’s position in the Pierce County Superior Court. The Governor’s application for judicial appointment, the Uniform Judicial Evaluation Questionnaire, is accepted by the Pierce County Bar Association and several minority bar associations for evaluation purposes. It can be downloaded at:


To be considered for this vacancy, applicants are strongly encouraged to promptly submit complete applications, along with a short resume and the Waiver and Authorization to Release Information, and schedule judicial evaluations with the judicial district bar association and the statewide minority bar associations. All applications must be completed and submitted to the Governor’s Office by May 31, 2021, with all judicial evaluation ratings submitted to the Governor’s Office of General Counsel as soon as possible.


Completed applications should be emailed or mailed to the addresses below:


Kathryn Leathers, General Counsel

Office of the Governor

Legislative Building

PO Box 40002

Olympia, WA  98504-0002


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