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.

 

The recent release of a seismic report on the courthouse has resulted in many people expressing concern and asking questions. The lead engineer from the study presented his findings and potential next steps to the Skagit County Commissioners this afternoon. The full session was recorded and is available for viewing here:

Record of the Proceedings - Thursday Session - Jul 18th, 2019
Live and Recorded Public meetings of Record of the Proceedings - Thursday Session for County of Skagit
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For those of you who hadn't heard of the report, it was covered in Sunday's Herald. The full video from this afternoon's presentation is more helpful in its explanation of the report and where to go from here, but this is the preliminary article:https://www.goskagit.com/news/local_news/skagit-county-courthouse-in-danger-in-seismic-event/article_68faf73c-5962-5e70-90b3-9f5bbd9982a4.html

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Family Reunification Day was a great success! It was wonderful to see so many providers and community groups come together to support parents and kids who were or are currently involved in the dependency process. We had a fire truck, face painting, games, tons of delicious food, gifts, and a chance to hear from parents who engaged in services and were able to reunify with their children. ... See MoreSee Less

Family Reunification Day was a great success! It was wonderful to see so many providers and community groups come together to support parents and kids who were or are currently involved in the dependency process. We had a fire truck, face painting, games, tons of delicious food, gifts, and a chance to hear from parents who engaged in services and were able to reunify with their children.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Thank you for all of your amazing contributions to the bench!