2018 General Election Voters' Guide

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Rob Lawrence-Berrey

Legal/Judicial Experience: Division 3 Court of Appeals Judge (March 2014 - present); Yakima County Superior Court Judge (January 2011 - February 2014); Yakima County Superior Court Pro Tem Judge (July 2004 - December 2010).

Other Professional Experience: Trial and appellate attorney for 20 years.  Yakima County Bar Association president (2002 - 2003).

Education: Whitman College (1982 - 1986); Willamette College of Law (1986 - 1989).

Community Service: Downtown Yakima Rotary; Yakima Bible Study Fellowship (adult and children's leader); Citizens for Safe Yakima Valley Communities; Juvenile Court Community Accountability Board; Yakima County Volunteer Attorney Services; Selah Kiwanis (past president); Central Washington Multiple Sclerosis Society; Selah Goodwill Industries.

Statement: I ask for your vote to retain my position on Division 3 of the Court of Appeals.  Division 3 considers appeals from all county Superior Courts east of the Cascades.  Because there are only five Division 3 judges, the work load for each judge is substantial.  To perform this work, an appellate judge needs to have great familiarity with appellate law and the substantive areas of criminal, civil, divorce, and juvenile law. 

I am currently Chief Judge of Division 3, and am in my fourth year on the court.  My experience as an appellate judge, in addition to my years of experience as a trial judge, enable me to issue accurate and timely decisions.

When I was a trial attorney, I represented people and small businesses.  My job was to tell them what the law, as written, says, and to resolve their cases in a fair and timely manner.

I bring the same approach to my job as an appellate judge.  My job is to tell others what the law, as written, says, and to decide their cases in a fair and timely manner.

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