Inslee appoints Janet Chung to Court docket of Appeals, Division One particular

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Gov. Jay Inslee now appointed Janet Chung to the Court of Appeals, Division One particular. She will exchange Choose Marlin Appelwick, who is retiring nowadays, immediately after 24 a long time on the bench.

Given that 2017, Chung has worked as the advocacy director at Columbia Legal Products and services, a statewide civil legal assist organization that strives to progress social, economic, and racial equality for individuals dwelling in poverty. Chung served as legal and legislative counsel at Lawful Voice, a public fascination lawful advocacy business fully commited to pursuing justice for girls and LGBTQ individuals in the Northwest by litigation, legislative advocacy, and authorized rights instruction.  

Chung has also worked as a lawful producing professor at Seattle University School of Law, and as a non-public sector corporate litigator. Early in her authorized vocation, Chung earned a fellowship with the National Partnership for Girls & Family members and a judicial clerkship with Choose Lee H. Rosenthal of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Chung is also energetic in the King County neighborhood. She has served as a member of the Metropolis of Seattle’s Labor Expectations Advisory Commission, the Asian Pacific Islander People in america for Civic Empowerment, and the Metropolis of Seattle’s Gender Fairness in Spend Job Power. Chung is a daughter of Korean immigrants, a very first-technology law firm, and a proud mother of two sons.

“Janet has devoted her job to serving our most communities furthest from electric power. She understands the significant issues that so several underserved Washingtonians face—challenges that often guide them to the justice technique,” mentioned Inslee. “I’m very pleased to appoint to the appellate bench a judge with this working experience and standpoint.”

Chung acquired her bachelor’s diploma from Yale University and her legislation diploma from Columbia University Faculty of Law.

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