Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 2021-0006    Version:
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 1/5/2021 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 1/26/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #: 15798
Title: A MOTION making an appointment to fill a judicial vacancy in the southwest district judge position number four of the King County district court.
Sponsors: Joe McDermott
Indexes: District Court, King County
Attachments: 1. Motion 15798, 2. 2021-0006 intro slip, 3. 2021-0006_RevisedSR_DistCourtSWJudicialApt.docx, 4. 2021-0006_ATT2 SWD Bar Association Ratings_.pdf, 5. 2021-0006_ATT3_KCBA Judicial Eval Process.pdf, 6. 2021-0006_ATT3 AMD1A_Frans.docx, 7. 2021-0006_ATT5 AMD1C_Todd.docx, 8. 2021-0006_SR_DistCourtSWJudicialApt.docx, 9. 2021-0006_ATT4 AMD1B_Masaniai bar.docx
Staff: Porter, Samantha

Title

A MOTION making an appointment to fill a judicial vacancy in the southwest district judge position number four of the King County district court.

Body

                     WHEREAS, a judicial vacancy exists in the southwest district, position number four, of the King County district court, and

                     WHEREAS, RCW 3.34.100 authorizes the county legislative body to fill judicial vacancies in district court, and

                     WHEREAS, K.C.C. chapter 2.70 provides for the metropolitan King County council to fill judicial vacancies in district court, and

                     WHEREAS, in accordance with K.C.C. 2.70.020.D., candidates must have a current rating of, at a minimum, "qualified" for a district court judicial position from the King County Bar Association and at least one other bar association operating in King County with an eligible judicial candidate evaluation process, and

                     WHEREAS, a rating of the Seattle King County Bar Association is valid for three years, and

                     WHEREAS, for those eligible candidates, the committee of the whole reviewed candidate ratings from the Seattle King County Bar Association and other bar associations with an established judicial candidate evaluation procedure, reviewed written materials concerning each candidate and conducted interviews with the final candidates in accordance with K.C.C. chapter 2.70, and

                     WHEREAS the council has carefully considered the qualifications of the final candidates;

                     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT MOVED by the Council of King County:                     Fa'amomoi P. Masaniai, Jr., is hereby appointed to fill the judicial vacancy in the southwest district judge position number four of the King County district court.