Judge Laura Riquelme

Judge Laura Riquelme has a history of listening to all voices in Skagit County. She has dedicated her entire legal career to public service in Skagit County, first as a prosecuting attorney, then a public defender, and now as one of the county’s four Superior Court judges.

She hears a wide variety of civil, criminal, juvenile, and family law cases.  Judge Riquelme is deeply committed to the court, as well as providing community outreach about the legal system.  She particularly enjoys speaking with youth groups and students about civics, the court system, and leadership.

She was appointed to the bench in both 2016 and 2017 and elected to position two in 2018.  Campaigning provided an excellent opportunity to further engage with the community and learn about what Skagitonians expect and need from the legal system.  Judge Riquelme serves on committees within the Superior Court Judges Association and as an officer for several local boards.

 

I presided over a mock trial this morning that was also Skagit County Superior Court’s first video trial! The students did an excellent job presenting their cases. It was impressive to see their flexibility in this distanced format, particularly since the groups only had one in-person meeting before they had to move to remote meetings. I then took everyone on a virtual tour of the courthouse since they weren't able to appear in person. What an excellent group of students! ... See MoreSee Less

I presided over a mock trial this morning that was also Skagit County Superior Court’s first video trial! The students did an excellent job presenting their cases. It was impressive to see their flexibility in this distanced format, particularly since the groups only had one in-person meeting before they had to move to remote meetings. I then took everyone on a virtual tour of the courthouse since they werent able to appear in person. What an excellent group of students!

 

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I hope nobody would dare mock the Judge! That would be poor judgement; right, Laura?

This is wonderful- thank you Judge Riquelme!

Wonderful to engage them in a new way! You are such a gift to our community.

This is great!!

Very cool! That would have been fun to watch!

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I visited the home of Susan B. Anthony last summer and later went to the gravesites of her and Frederick Douglass. As an elected official, both were moving experiences. So many people have fought over the years for their rights, including representation through voting. I am humbled to have another four years on the Superior Court bench to continue serving Skagit County. I will continue to do my best in both my courtroom role and in making decisions related to the administration of justice at the county and statewide level. Having already campaigned twice to get here, I do not take the community’s trust for granted. ... See MoreSee Less

I visited the home of Susan B. Anthony last summer and later went to the gravesites of her and Frederick Douglass. As an elected official, both were moving experiences. So many people have fought over the years for their rights, including representation through voting. I am humbled to have another four years on the Superior Court bench to continue serving Skagit County. I will continue to do my best in both my courtroom role and in making decisions related to the administration of justice at the county and statewide level. Having already campaigned twice to get here, I do not take the community’s trust for granted.Image attachment

 

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If we had a way to communicate with Susan B Anthony, I'm sure she'd be proud that you left a Keep Judge Laura campaign pen at her grave.

Congratulations! Skagit County is very fortunate for your service.

Congrats and we appreciate your work!!

Congratulations, Judge! You are doing an incredible job!

Congratulations, Laura. Very happy that you can concentrate your energy on the court system this year.

Good to hear from you, Laura! Thanks for the Great Post. But hey, I'm not one to Judge! 😄

This was one of the most encouraging things I've read in the paper for awhile. We will share a toast together tonight and look forward to having one with you here soon. Our new deck is big. :)

Oh, yes! Congratulations, Laura!!!! ::Happy dance::

Congratulations!!

Awesome! Congrats Laura!

Congratulations!!

Congratulations!

Congratulations

Congratulations!!

Yay!

So now what happens to the cardboard you?

Congratulations!!! #Unopposed

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