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 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

More in News

Kent Police honor firefighter for helping to disarm a man

Blatt receives Chief’s Award for Valor

82-year-old Kent man who died in car accident identified | Update

Crash near West Meeker Street and Washington Avenue

Kent City Council approves multifamily rental housing inspection program

Effort to protect tenants from negligent landlords

City of Kent to sue opioid companies for deceptive practices

Joins other cities filing case against Purdue Pharma, Endo, Janssen

Kent man celebrates $50,000 Powerball win with trip to Thailand

For the Reporter A Kent man is celebrating after winning $50,000 playing… Continue reading

Kent drivers slam brakes to avoid man in street outside McDonald’s

Officers struggle to pull man out of traffic, bystanders assist

Class acts: Rotary honors Kent-Meridian students

The Kent Rotary Students of the Month from Kent-Meridian High School are… Continue reading

Kent School District plans four Community Conversations in April

Public meetings at Kent-Meridian, Kentwood, Kentridge and Kentlake

Puget Sound Fire call report

Number, type of incidents

Most Read