Attorney Training for Service as Pro Tem: District and Municipal Court (August 2016) [16979-MP3 / 16979-FSV]

Attorney Training for Service as Pro Tem: District and Municipal Court (August 2016) [16979-MP3 / 16979-FSV]

Original Program Date: August 19, 2016
Duration: 10 hours, 20 minutes
Credits: Ethics: 2.50, Law & Legal Procedure: 1.25, Other: 5.25
List Price:$399.00
Purchase Agreement

Product Description:

This recorded training is designed for attorneys interested in being judges pro tempore or simply for those interested in knowing more about being a judge and the challenges of presiding in the courtroom.

The program focuses on the skills necessary to become an effective judge, including:

  • What is means to be a pro tem judicial officer: an overview of calendaring, technology, pertinent provisions of the Code of Judicial Conduct, and identifying court personnel and their roles.
  • Transition to the bench: from advocate to neutral judicial officer.
  • Working effectively with court personnel: when to ask for assistance and how to stay on time and on track.
  • Technology in the court: understanding the Judicial Access Browser System (JABS).
  • Ethics and conflicts: scenarios and Ethics Opinions are used to demonstrate the application of the Code of Judicial Conduct.
  • Working with court interpreters: the differences between translation and interpretation and the use/misuse of court interpreters.
  • Judicial demeanor and practice bias: the judge's role and demeanor, setting and maintaining courtroom decorum, avoiding practice bias.
The sponsoring organizations are working to support WSBA members in understanding the community of judges and inviting those interested to learn more about becoming a potential resource for the courts. Only attorneys who attend the live presentation of this 1.5-day course have their names added to a list of possible resources for future pro tem appointments. Watching or listening to the recording of this training does not guarantee a pro tem appointment or place you on a list of possible resources for pro tem appointment.

Program Chair: Hon. Steven González - Washington Supreme Court, Olympia

Program Faculty:
Hon. Karli Jorgensen - Kent Municipal Court, Kent
Hon. Mary Logan - City of Spokane Municipal Court, Spokane
Hon. Scott Stewart - Issaquah Municipal Court, Issaquah
Hon. Marilyn Paja - Kitsap County District Court, Port Ochard
Ms. Margaret Yetter - Kent Municipal Court, Kent
Sara McNish - Administrative Office of the Courts, Oympia
Ms. J. Reiko Callner - Washington Commission on Judicial Conduct, Olympia
Hon. Ketu Shah - King County District Court, Seattle
Hon Linda Coburn – Edmonds Municipal Court, Edmonds
Hon Lisa O’Toole – King County District Court, Kent
Hon. Melanie Dane – Black Diamond Municipal Court, Black Diamond
Hon. Tam Bui - Snohomish County District Court, Everett
Ms. Emma Garkavi – Seattle Municipal Court, Seattle
Hon. Charles Short – Okanogan County District Court, Okanogan

This program was a live seminar and webcast presented on August 19-20, 2016, in Seattle, WA. If you attended the live seminar or webcast and reported CLE credits, you cannot also report credits from watching or listening to this recording.

Full program agenda and faculty
(Requires the latest version of Adobe Reader to view.)

Coursebook contains 341 pages.

***AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT REPORTING YOUR CREDITS: The recording of this multi-day program exceeds 8.0 hours. Pursuant to APR 11 App, Reg. 103(c): "A lawyer may earn no more than eight credits per day spend attending courses." Therefore, when reporting your MCLE credits earned from listening to this program, you will need to list the start date and end date of the period during which you listened, with no single day of listening exceeding 8.0 hours. If you have questions or require further assistance, please contact our Service Center at 206-443-WSBA (9722), 800-945-wsba (9722), or

New to WSBA Recorded Seminars? Find more information on our recorded seminar offerings here.

If you have questions please call WSBA Order Fulfillment at 206-733-5918 or email

By purchasing and using this WSBA-CLE electronic information product, you agree that its contents will be used by the original purchaser only. Duplication of the electronic information, installation on a computer network, electronic redistribution of the content, or otherwise sharing the electronic information is expressly prohibited.