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Spokane, WA 99260
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District Court, Spokane, WA - Department 6

Honorable Debra R. Hayes

Judge Debra R. Hayes

 District Court Judge
 Broadway Center Building Courtroom 203

 Current Assignment

 Civil/Small Claims; AH/DV Ex Parte

 First Elected

 November 2006

 Judicial Assistant

 Michelle Suarez 509.477.2968

 Secretary

 509.477.2901

 

 Department 6

 

 

Career Highlights

  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Spokane County 1999-2006
  • District Court Judge, Spokane County, 2006-Present
  • District Court Acting Presiding Judge, 2011
  • District Court Presiding Judge, 2011-2013

Professional Affiliations/Committees

  • American Judges Association,  2006 - 2007
  • District & Municipal Court Judges Association,  2006 - present
  • Spokane County Bar Association,  2005 - present
  • Spokane County Court Security Committee, 2006 - present
  • Spokane District/Municipal Safety Committee, Chair, 2006 - present
  • Washington Women Lawyers, Spokane Division, 2000 - 2006
  • Spokane Traffic Safety Commission, 2006 - present
  • Washington State Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board, 2009
  • District & Municipal Court Judges Legislative Committee, 2010
  • District & Municipal Court Judicial Spring Conference Committee, 2010
  • Spokane Community College Paralegal Advisory Board, 2007 - present
  • Washington State Commission on Family Violence, 2005 - 2006
  • Spokane County Domestic Violence Consortium, 1999 - 2006
  • Washington State Bar Association, 1999 - 2006
  • Washington State Bar Association CLE Presenter, 2005
  • Spokane County Bar Association CLE Presenter, 2006

Education

  • Spokane Community College, Associate in Paralegal Degree
  • Eastern Washington University, BA Pre-Law/Government Degree
  • Gonzaga University School of Law, JD

Civic Involvement

  • Kiwanis, Spokane Division, 2006 - present
  • Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Program, 2006 - 2008
  • East Valley High School, Civics Guest Speaker, 2007
  • Lewis & Clark High School, Civics Guest Speaker, 2008
  • Glover Middle School, Civics Guest Speaker, 2009
  • Spokane Women of Rotary, 2006 - present
  • Big Brothers & Sisters, 1999 - present
  • Executive Women's Business Association Guest Speaker, 2008
  • Havermale Alternative School, Court Presentation, 2009

 

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