Kent’s Municipal Judges Selected for Statewide Leadership Posts
KENT, Wash. – June 15, 2009 -Judge Glenn Phillips of the Kent Municipal Court was elected President of the Washington State District and Municipal Court Judge’s Association (DMCJA) at the Association’s annual spring conference last week. Judge Phillips will serve as President for one year.
The Court’s second judge, Judge Robert McSeveney, was elected by the DMCJA to serve on the Washington State Judicial Conduct Commission. Judge McSeveney will serve a four-year term and is the first municipal court judge to ever serve on the Commission.
“The Kent community should be proud of the accomplishments and recognition our judges have obtained statewide to garner the support and confidence of the DMCJA membership,” said Margaret Yetter, Court Administrator. “The judges work hard and take their offices seriously. It doesn’t surprise me that the association placed their confidence and support in their leadership abilities.”
Both judges are actively involved in the improvement and education of the judiciary. Judge Phillips is the current chair of the King County Trial Court Coordination Council and a faculty member of the Washington State Judicial College.
Judge McSeveney is former co-chair of the Board for Judicial Administration and was recently appointed by the Washington State Supreme Court to serve on the ABA Model Judicial Code of Conduct Committee.
Michelle Witham, City of Kent