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Title: District Court Judge
Law Degree: Gonzaga University, Juris Doctor (J.D.), 1989 (cum laude).
Undergraduate Degree: Washington State University, B.A. Economics, 1976
Other Professional: Judicial College, January, 2014; Professional Legal Continuing Education, over 500 hours.
Private Attorney. 1990- Current (24+ years) [significant business law, family law, and litigation experience]
Financial Experience. Farm Credit System, 1976-1987 [significant financial and administrative experience].
Spokane County District Court Judge (full-time) (2013- current).
Spokane County District Court Judge (pro-tem or substitute) (7+ years).
Moot Court Student Judging Competitions, Gonzaga University.
Washington State Bar Association (licensed in Washington since 1990) (24+ years)
Idaho State Bar Association (licensed in Idaho since 1990)(24+ years).
Spokane County Bar Association (important local affiliation).
District and Municipal Court Judges Association (important professional affiliation).
Organizations, Awards, and Other
Civic Involvement Example: United Way “Loaned Executive”
Youth Coaching (boys and girls): Little League, SYSA, AAU, School (8+ years).
Church Involvement: Church School Teacher (8+ years).
Community Directorships: Little League; Lewis County Mental Health.
Outside Community Speaking: Toastmasters since 1991 (23+ years).
Athletic Participation: 1988 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials; Track & Field at W.S.U.
Selected Awards: Toastmaster International Competitions; “Partner in Justice Award”, Lutheran Community Services, 2014.
Marriage: 1991 (23+ years).
Children: son attending Gonzaga University, and daughter attending Whitworth University.
The Leland Family Extended: Well established extended family in the Spokane area since early 1900s.
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