Washington State Superior Court Judges’ Association

Family and Juvenile Law Committee

Our Family and Juvenile Law Committee is charged with:

  • Review state laws and recommend legislative changes to the Juvenile Code.
  • Monitor and report on proposed changes to the Juvenile Code.
  • In cooperation with the Washington State Bar Association, review and recommend Juvenile Court Rules.
  • Monitor and report on proposed changes to Juvenile Court Rules.
  • Review and recommend legislative changes to the Domestic Relations Code.
  • Monitor and report on proposed changes to the Domestic Relations Code.
  • Monitor and report on proposed changes to the Child Support Schedule.
  • Improve and work toward greater consistency in local rules and procedures, as appropriate.
  • Maintain liaison with the Judicial Education Committee for educational programs as required.
  • Maintain liaison with the Judges’ Benchbook Committee to plan and develop benchbooks, as required.
  • Maintain liaison with the Governor’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee, and the Sentencing Guidelines Commission.
  • Maintain liaison with DSHS/Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration JRA-and conduct annual site visits to JRA Institutions.
  • Maintain liaison with the Northwest Tribal Court Judges’ Association.
  • Maintain liaison with the Washington State Bar Association/Family Law Section Executive Committee.
  • Maintain liaison with the Washington Association of Juvenile Court Administrators.
  • Maintain liaison with the Court Improvement Grant Steering Committee.
  • Maintain liaison with the Children’s Justice Act Advisory Board.
  • Maintain liaison with the Washington’s Families for Kids Project.
  • Submit written report for the Spring and Fall Conference.
  • Maintain liaison with the Supreme Court Domestic Relations Commission.

Committee Co-Chairs

Judge Alicia Burton
Commissioner Heather Shand

Committee Members

Judge Michelle Adams
Judge Sabrina Ahrens
Judge Elizabeth Berns
Comm. Tirsa C. Butler
Comm. Matthew Clucas
Comm. Mary K. Crandall
Comm. Terri S. Farmer
Comm. Patricia Fulton
Comm. Mark L. Gelman
Comm. Susan E. Harness
Judge Janet M. Helson
Comm. Brandon Holt
Judge Diana L. Kiesel
Comm. Nathan Kortokrax
Comm. Jonathon Lack
Comm. Jennie Laird
Judge Jennifer R. Langbehn
Judge Cindy Larsen
Comm. Robyn A. Lindsay
Judge Kathryn C. Loring
Judge Barbara A. Mack, Ret.
Judge Brandon Mack
Judge Hillary Madsen
Comm. Barbara McInvaille
Comm. Ingrid McLeod
Comm. Lisa M. Micheli
Judge Andre M. Penalver
Comm. Michelle L. Ressa
Judge Averil B. Rothrock
Comm. Camille Schaefer
Comm. Shane Silverthorn
Judge Jacqueline I. Stam
Com. Paul A. Strophy
Judge Indu Thomas
Comm. Doris Walkins
Comm. Karen Watson
Judge Coreen Wilson

WAJCA Liaison: Dennis Rabidou
Tribal Liaison: Judge Christine Frausto

AOC Contact
Allison Lee Muller
Admin. Office of the Courts
PO Box 41170, Olympia, WA 98504-1170