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 Washington State Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Bellingham today as part of their traveling court program. As with almost all court proceedings, it's open to the public. I had a chance to attend last night's public reception with the justices at WWU.
chss.wwu.edu/events/washington-state-supreme-court-visit-wwu
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The Washington State Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Bellingham today as part of their traveling court program. As with almost all court proceedings, its open to the public. I had a chance to attend last nights public reception with the justices at WWU. 
https://chss.wwu.edu/events/washington-state-supreme-court-visit-wwu

Superior Court has been a busy place lately. We welcomed our new court commissioner, Heather Shand, to the bench last week. Last night was the county bar's annual State of the Judiciary dinner. Everyone socialized outside the context of court, heard updates from the local courts and the bar association, and celebrated Rob Jones, who was presented with the Hugh Ridgeway award. The award is given each year to a local attorney who exhibits professionalism and excellence in their practice. Congratulations to Commissioner Shand and Rob Jones on their accomplishments! ... See MoreSee Less

Superior Court has been a busy place lately. We welcomed our new court commissioner, Heather Shand, to the bench last week. Last night was the county bars annual State of the Judiciary dinner. Everyone socialized outside the context of court, heard updates from the local courts and the bar association, and celebrated Rob Jones, who was presented with the Hugh Ridgeway award. The award is given each year to a local attorney who exhibits professionalism and excellence in their practice. Congratulations to Commissioner Shand and Rob Jones on their accomplishments!

 

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Congratulations Rob!

Congratulations Rob Jones! What an excellent choice!