Notice of Judicial Vacancy – Pierce County Superior Court

Notice of Judicial Vacancy

Pierce County Superior Court

On November 19, 2021, Hon. Kitty-Ann van Doorninck announced her resignation from the bench effective April 1, 2022. Governor Jay Inslee is now seeking interested and qualified members of the Washington State Bar Association to submit applications to fill Judge van Doorninck’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 here.

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 January 3, 2022, with all judicial evaluation ratings submitted to the Governor’s Office of General Counsel as soon as possible. If you have submitted an application to the General Counsel this year, you do not need to submit a new one. Please let us know of your continued interest, and your application will be reconsidered for this vacancy.

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