City of Kent seeks Municipal Court judge applicants

To replace retiring Judge Jorgensen

  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018 1:34pm
  • News

The city of Kent is seeking qualified applicants for Kent Municipal Court judge to fill the vacancy when Judge Karli Jorgensen retires later this year.

Candidates are not required to live in Kent, but they must reside in King County. State law requires candidates to be U.S. citizens and licensed to practice law in Washington.

Interested applicants should submit the following to jobs.kentwa.gov/jobs by June 1:

• Cover letter

• Résumé

• King County Bar Judicial Candidate Rating

• Uniform Judicial Evaluation Questionnaire

• King County Bar Supplemental Questionnaire

Select candidates will be asked to serve as judge pro tem in the Kent Municipal Court, prior to final selection. They will also be interviewed by Mayor Dana Ralph, and a panel selected by the mayor.

Upon completion of the evaluation process, Ralph will appoint a judge to the vacant position through Dec. 31, 2021. To retain the seat, the judge must run for election in November 2021.

The city of Kent gives equal consideration and treatment to all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of qualifications and merit, without unlawful discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, families with children, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, religion, age, marital status or military status.

Candidates may contact court administrator Margaret Yetter with questions at 253-856-5735 or myetter@KentWA.gov.

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