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Port Orchard WA 98366

Judge Anna M. Laurie
Department No. 3

Judge Anna M. Laurie

Judge Laurie graduated from Highline Community College with an Associates in Arts degree.  She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Washington, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology.  She later returned to the University of Washington to earn a Juris Doctorate.

After her graduation, she settled in Kitsap County and practiced law in Bremerton from 1982 to 2001 when she was elected to the Kitsap County Superior Court Bench.  She is currently Assistant Presiding Judge and will advance to Presiding Judge in 2012. 

During her time on the bench, Judge Laurie has worked to promote settlement conference procedures for civil and family law cases; she belongs to the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section.  She is also active with juvenile justice matters, establishing the Individual Treatment Court for juvenile offenders with mental health disorders, working with schools to emphasize truancy prevention, and acting as the presiding judge for the juvenile drug court.

One of her particular interests is guardianship law.  For several years she has managed the delinquency calendar, streamlining procedures to monitor accountings and reports.  Judge Laurie is a frequent presenter at Title 11 GAL trainings and Professional Guardians Certification trainings. 

Judge Laurie has also served the Kitsap Community in many areas including Hospice of Kitsap County, Harrison Hospital Foundation, Kitsap Family YMCA Foundation, Kitsap Regional Library Board and the United Way. She was a long time lecturer at the Peoples Law School and served as mentor for students at Bremerton High School.

Judge Laurie's Law Clerk:
Chris Jeter - 360-337-4593
Last Updated:  September 10, 2014


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