The 7th Annual DIVERSITY BAR LUNCHEON
King County Superior Court Judge Mary I. Yu Honor Speaker


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Judge Mary I. Yu


Judge Mary I. YuJudge Mary I. Yu was appointed to her current position by Governor Locke in April 2000. Prior to her appointment, she served as Deputy Chief of Staff to King County prosecutor Norm Maleng and Director of the Peace and Social Justice Office for the Archdiocese of Chicago.

 

Judge Yu earned a B.A. degree in Theology from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, a M.A. degree in Religious Studies from Mundelein of Loyola University in Chicago and her J.D. degree from the University of Notre Dame.

 

A frequent speaker for legal education seminars, Judge Yu is also active in a variety of community and professional activities which include service on:

 

  1.  the Board of Directors of FareStart, an organization devoted to assisting homeless individuals develop job skills in the food industry;
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  3.  the Board of Advisers of the WSABA/UW Leadership Institute (co-chair);
  4.  the State of Washington Minority and Justice Commission (co-chair);
  5.  the Advisory Council, Q-Law, the GLBT Bar Association of Washington;
  6.  the William H. Gates Public Service Law Advisory Board.

 

Judge Yu is Distinguished Jurist in Residence at Seattle University School of Law.

 

She previously served as Dean for the 2009 Washington State Judicial College; the Superior Court Judges Association representative to the American Bar Association, Judicial Division; and Past-President of the Board of Trustees of the King County Law Library.


Judge Yu was the recipient of the 2012 “President’s Award” from the Asian Bar
Association of Washington; the 2012 “Difference Makers Award” from the American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; the 2011 “Judge of the Year” award from the Washington State Bar Association (shared with Judge Gonzalez);


2011 Seattle Girls’ School Grace Hopper Award; the 2009 Norm Maleng Award from the Washington State Bar Association; the 2008 “Judge of the Year” award from the Asian Bar Association; the 2008 President’s Award from Washington Women Lawyers; the 2006 “Model of Excellence” Award from the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington;
the 2005, “Judge of the Year” award from the American Board of Trial Advocates, Washington Chapter (ABOTA); and the 2005 Reah Whitehead Public Leadership Award
from Seattle University School of Law.

 

Source: Washington State Courts Website.

 

Pictures of the 5th Annual Diversity Luncheon with Dr. Jonny Lake.

 

Pictures of the 6th Annual Diversity Luncheon with the Honorable Justice Steven González..