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‘Silver tsunami’ of retiring judges means huge turnover in King County Superior Court

King County Superior Court Judge Laura Inveen is planning to retire in August of 2019.   Since 1992, Judge Inveen has served as a general jurisdiction judge in King County Superior Court.


Judges Laura Inveen and Tim Bradshaw have both announced they'll be stepping off the bench at the end of the summer. They are the latest departures from the county's Superior Court, where 60% of the 53 judges now have six years of judicial experience or less.

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