For Immediate Release

Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law


Judge Yu to Hold Court at UW School of Law

Judge Mary Yu of the King County Superior Court will hold a special sitting at the UW School of Law on May 7 in William H. Gates Hall Room 138. The following docket is tentatively scheduled for this special court session:

  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: MSJ – Raymond Handling Concepts v. Posivio-Cook; Cause No. 10-2-10358-9 SEA
  • 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: MPSJ – High & Leahey v. Creative Construction; Cause No. 09-2-23335-7 SEA
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: MSJ – Valdes v. Tuan & Fukahara; Cause No. 08-2-25969-2 SEA
  • 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Student Q & A
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: MSJ – Jackson Court v. Higa; Cause No. 10-2-06742-6 SEA
  • 12 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.: LUNCH
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Motion to Dismiss: King Co Public Hospital v. Dept of Health; Cause No. 10-2-02490-5 SEA

Oral arguments begin at 9:00 a.m. and visitors who wish to attend are asked to arrive early (as seating is first come, first served). As in any courtroom, visitors are asked to read and follow courtoom etiquette and protocol.

Judge Yu was appointed judge to the King County Superior Court by Governor Locke in April 2000. Prior to her appointment, she served as Deputy Chief of Staff to King County Prosecutor Norm Maleng. Judge Yu earned a B.A. degree in Theology from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, a M.A. degree in Religious Studies from Mundelein of Loyola University in Chicago and her J.D. degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Judge Yu is Distinguished Jurist in Residence at Seattle University School of Law, Dean for the 2009 Washington State Judicial College and Superior Court Judges Association representative to the American Bar Association, Judicial Division. She previously served as Past-President of the Judge Dwyer Inn of Court, Seattle chapter, and Chair of the Superior Court Judges Association Civil Law and Procedure Committee.

Judge Yu was the recipient of the 2009 Norm Maleng Award from the Washington State Bar Association; the 2008 "Judge of the Year" award from the Asian Bar Association; the 2008 President's Award from Washington Women Lawyers, the 2006 "Model of Excellence" Award from the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington, the 2005, "Judge of the Year" award from the American Board of Trial Advocates, Washington Chapter (ABOTA), and the 2005 Reah Whitehead Public Leadership Award from Seattle University School of Law.

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