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Honorable Stephanie ArendDepartment 12

Education

  • University of Puget Sound School of Law, J.D. 1988
  • Alverno College, B.A. 1985

Career Highlights

  • Lawyer at Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell, Malanca, Peterson & Daheim 1988 - 1999
  • Criminal Presiding Judge 2003 - 2004
  • Presiding Judge 2005 - 2006
  • Presiding Family Court Judge 2008 - 2009

Professional Affiliations, Committees

  • Presiding Judge Education Committee (Board for Court Education) 2007 - 2011, Chair 2009 - 2010
  • Board for Court Education, 2014 - 2017
  • Best Practices Committee (Board for Judicial Administration) 2011 - Present
  • Faculty, Judicial College, Civil Motions and Fact Finding, 2013 - Present
  • Honorable Robert J. Bryan Inn of Court
  • Superior Court Judges' Association
  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • Washington State Bar Association

Civic Involvement

  • Organized Superior Court judges and commissioners to participate in Paint Tacoma - Pierce Beautiful 2003 -  2005, 2007 - 2008
  • District Convener, YMCA High School Mock Trial Competition 2003 - 2006, 2008 - 2012

Awards

  • Liberty Bell Award recipient 2010, Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Sister Joel Read Outstanding Alumna Award Recipient 2003, Alverno College

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