The Supreme Court is located in the Temple of Justice Building on Olympia’s Capitol Campus.
The Court was established in 1854 as the final arbiter of the law in the state of Washington. The
Court has nine justices who serve six-year terms. Justices are chosen by non-partisan judicial
ballot in the general election each even-numbered year. As the state’s “court of last resort,” the
Court reviews more than 1,000 cases each year. The Court has almost total discretion in
deciding which cases it will hear, although it automatically reviews those cases involving the
The Court is also responsible for administering the state’s entire judicial system. The Court
establishes the rules of operation for District, Municipal, Superior and Appellate courts and
governs the admission to practice and conduct of attorneys and judges. More than 200 courts
with 2,500 judicial and court personnel comprise the Washington State Court System.
The Court employs approximately 64 people and has a biennial budget of approximately
$12.5 million. Revenues collected by the Court are from filing fees and assessed fees.
The above information is from the State Auditors (Audit Report Search) webpage
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Name Job Title Salary(monthly or hourly) ALEXANDER, GERRY L SUP CT JUSTICE 11440 ANGLIN, LAURA LAW CLERK 4013 APPEL, DANIEL J LAW CLERK 3134 AXTELL, KATIE A LAW CLERK 3134 BARGABUS, JEREI L FILE CLRK/RECPT 2413 BAUSCH, LISA R ADMIN ASSIST 3916 BENSON, HELEN E LAW CLERK 4888 BRIDGE, BOBBE JEAN SUP CT JUSTICE 11440 BURTON, WALTER M STAFF ATTORNY LD 5813 CAMPBELL, SYLVIA R ADMIN ASSIST 4888 CARPENTER, RONALD R DEPUTY CLERK 8372 CHAMBERS, TOM J SUP CT JUSTICE 11440 CHANDLER, DESIREE LEGAL SECR/ACCT 2841 CONRAD, KATHRYN E LAW CLERK 3134 CROOKS, GEOFFREY L COMM - SUP CRT 9849 CROOKS, JAMES H STAFF ATTORNEY 2 4428 DERRINGER, ROBIN E LEGAL SECRETARY 2586 ELOFSON, MARGARET A LAW CLERK 4888 ENGLEHORN, STEVEN R BAILIFF 4428 EYLENFELDT, ANITA DOCK SPEC - PRV 3818 FAIRHURST, MARY SUP CT JUSTICE 11440 FAULK, CAMILLA R COORD ATTY A & D 3818 FULLER III, TRUMAN S REPORTER OF DEC 6314 FULTON, BARBARA ERIC ADMIN ASSIST 4888 GLASGOW, REBECCA R LAW CLERK 3460 GOFF, STEVEN M CHIEF STAFF ATTY 8372 GUNDERSON, SHEILA M ADMIN ASSISTANT 4888 HANNIGAN, MARTHA H ASSISTANT EDITOR 3376 HUTNIK, BEVERLY J DOCK SPEC-MOTION 3818 HYMANS, GEOFFREY W LAW CLERK 4653 IRELAND, FAITH E SUP CT JUSTICE 11440 JACOBSEN, J-ANNE E ADMIN ASSIST 4888 JENNINGS, CYNTHIA S ADMIN ASSIST 4888 JOHNSON, CHARLES W SUP CT JUSTICE 11440 KEOWN, JULIE A JUDICIAL ASST 3916 LYONS, HEIDI J SECRETARY/RECEPT 2775 MADSEN, BARBARA A SUP CT JUSTICE 11440 MERRITT JR, CLINTON CLERK - SUP CRT 9849 MOORE, BRENDA J ADMIN ASSISTANT 4428 MOTTMAN, GRACE ADMIN ASSIST 4888 OLIVE, KYLE C LAW CLERK 3134 OLIVER, ALYCE LEGAL SECR II 2911 OWENS, SUSAN J SUP CT JUSTICE 11440 OZANICH, ALICIA O LAW CLERK 3134 PELLICCIOTTI, MICHAE LAW CLERK 3134 PERRY, RANDY STAFF ATTY 2 4428 PHILLIPS, CYNTHIA R ADMIN ASSISTANT 4888 POWELL, MARTA B LAW CLERK 4888 REHBERGER, JOSEPH A LAW CLERK 3134 ROGERS, JEREMY H LAW CLERK 3134 ROWLAND, KURT M LAW CLERK 3291 SANDERS, RICHARD B SUP CT JUSTICE 11440 SHATTUCK, TERESA L ASST EDITOR 3727 SKELLS, PETER J OFF MGR/CASE MGR 5015 SUN-WIDROW, CAROLINA STAFF ATTY II 3637 VANDERVORT, JUDY L ADMIN ASSIST 4888 WALSH, M CATHERINE LEAD STAFF ATTY 5813 WATSON, CANDISS A LAW CLERK 3134 WAY, ANN M SR LEGAL SECR 18.01 WILLIAMSON, TYLER R SUPPORT SPEC 3460 WOODRUFF, SHIRLEY A ADMIN COORD 4216 WYANT, CHRISTOPHER M LAW CLERK 3134 YOUNG, MICHAEL M LAW CLERK 3134By clicking on the rainbow colored square icon, you can see information about the people who look at these webpages. These statistics report meters are free to anybody.
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