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.

 

2 weeks ago

Judge Laura Riquelme

Here's a Throwback Thursday all the way back to last Wednesday. I had an excellent visit with an engaged group of teens at the Sedro-Woolley Boys and Girls Club. We discussed careers in the legal field and I answered their many questions about court and the types of cases I've handled as an attorney and a judge.Skagit County Superior Court Judge Laura Riquelme stopped by to visit the #WoolleyTeens as this year's final Career Launch guest speaker. Laura spoke about her own career as well as discussing the career plans of members. The Teens had a lot of questions for Judge Riquelme and she answered all of them thoroughly and patiently. Thanks for coming and talking to our members, Laura! ... See MoreSee Less

Heres a Throwback Thursday all the way back to last Wednesday. I had an excellent visit with an engaged group of teens at the Sedro-Woolley Boys and Girls Club. We discussed careers in the legal field and I answered their many questions about court and the types of cases Ive handled as an attorney and a judge.Image attachment

The Skagit County Bar Association celebrated Law Day one week early with an inspirational evening of awards for volunteerism and community involvement. Claudia Avendaño Ibarra won the Liberty Bell award for her extensive work in the legal and human services fields. Justice Mary Yu then delivered the keynote address on the importance of a free press and free speech in a free society. Happy early Law Day! ... See MoreSee Less

The Skagit County Bar Association celebrated Law Day one week early with an inspirational evening of awards for volunteerism and community involvement. Claudia Avendaño Ibarra won the Liberty Bell award for her extensive work in the legal and human services fields. Justice Mary Yu then delivered the keynote address on the importance of a free press and free speech in a free society. Happy early Law Day!Image attachmentImage attachment