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Spokane, WA 99260
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District Court, Spokane, WA - Department 4

Honorable Patti Connolly Walker

Judge Patti Connolly Walker

 District Court Judge
 Public Safety Building Courtroom 3

 Current Assignment

Misdemeanor Domestic Violence

 Elected

 2002 and 2006

 Judicial Assistant

 Kelly Plewman 509.477.2922 Kplewman@spokanecounty.org

 Courtroom Clerk

 Luda Gardner 509.477.2948  lgardner@spokanecounty.org

 Department 4

 

 

 Career Highlights

  • District Court Judge - 2002 to present
  • Founding Member DUI Court - 2005
  • Acting Presiding Judge District Court - 2005
  • District Court Commissioner - 2001 until elected Judge in 2002
  • Spokane County Deputy Prosecutor - 1996 - 2001 (High Technology & Sex Crimes)
  • Assistant City Attorney - 1990 - 2001 (Constitutional Law, Adult Entertainment and Appeals)
  • Law Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, 1990
  • Assistant City Prosecutor, 1988 - 1990

Professional Affiliations/Committees

  • District & Municipal Judges Education Committee Member - 2010
  • District & Municipal Judges Diversity Committee Member - 2008 to present
  • Detention Project Stakeholder - 2007 to present
  • Washington State Judicial College Faculty - 2006 - 2010
  • Traffic Safety Committee - 2005 - 2009 
  • Corrections Alternative Review Board Member - 2004 to present
  • District & Municipal Court Judges' Association - 2001 to present
  • Spokane County Bar Member - 1988 to present
  • Trial Court Coordinating Council - 2006 -2007
  • Union Negotiation Team - 2006 - 2007
  • District & Municipal Court Executive Committee, 2005 - 2007
  • Domestic Violence Perpetrators Committee, 2004 - 2006
  • City of Valley Court Formation Committee, 2002
  • National Justice Coalition Committee, 2002
  • President, Spokane Chapter Washington Women Lawyers, 2000 - 2001
  • Sex Offender Management Committee, 1996 - 1998
  • Law & Justice Video Project, ABA Award, 1993
  • President, Spokane County Young Lawyers, 1992 -1993
  • Trustee, Washington State Young Lawyers, 1991 - 1992
  • District Court Liaison Committee, 1990

Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law JD, 1988 cum laude
  • Carleton University BA, 1985

Civic Involvement

  • Sit and Be Fit Board Member, 2005 to present
  • Hockey Player - 1978 to present
  • Hockey Coach - SAYHA 1998 - 2006
  • Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Program, 1998
  • President, North Wall Schools PTO, 1995 - 1997
  • Boys' State, 1995
  • Guardian Ad Litem Juvenile Court CASA Program, 1994 - 2002
  • Neighborhood Accountability Board Juvenile Court, 1989 - 1991
  • Project READ Volunteer, 1988
  • Income Tax Assistance Volunteer, 1986

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