Not just crime & punishment: Judge Mary Yu @ WS Rotary

We usually only report on judges when they preside over high-profile trials or sentencings – but their work includes much more. If you’d like to hear from a judge firsthand outside court, the Rotary Club of West Seattle invites you to lunch tomorrow, with featured speaker King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu. She has been on the bench for a dozen years, serving in the court’s civil-, criminal-, and family-law departments, and shared the Washington State Bar Association’s Judge of the Year award in 2011. (Our most recent coverage of Judge Yu’s work was at a murder sentencing in April.) The Rotary meets at noon Tuesdays at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor).

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2 Replies to "Not just crime & punishment: Judge Mary Yu @ WS Rotary"

  • kgdlg September 17, 2012 (12:22 pm)

    Judge Yu presided over my second parent adoption of my baby girl (what we lesbians have to go through to have a legal relationship to our own children – even though we are lucky to have it here in WA State it is a hard thing to go through.) Despite how hard this was (I had to be approved by a social worker) Judge Yu made it a celebratory, special day, and I truly felt honored by her kind words about our commitment to bringing a child into this world with intention and love (we had planned our girl for 2 years and she sees a lot of stuff in family court that isn’t about love and commitment). She was truly a gift to us on this day, and Seattle and our families are so lucky to have her. Thank you Judge Yu.

  • Shoes required September 18, 2012 (10:18 pm)

    Judge Yu is an awesome judge. One of the best. Don’t be surprised if we see her follow in Judge Gonzales or Judge Jones’ shoes, heading to the US District Court or the state’s highest court. She’s a really, really awesome judge.

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