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Support for Jared Hawkins

Dear Editor

Walla Walla County has two fine choices for Part Time District Court Judge. However, Jared Hawkins is exceptionally qualified for this role. District court hears the disputes that normal people will likely experience at some point in their lives– traffic violations, minor criminal offenses and civil disputes less than $75,000.00, among others. For District Court, these issues are routine, but for most people, appearing before the court to resolve these problems may be the worst day of their lives.

Jared has the temperament, experience, and wisdom necessary to be a successful Judge. I first met Jared when I was a law student observing a superior court docket. What struck me was Jared’s professionalism, patience, and respect toward the opposing party (who represented himself) and members of the court’s staff. Jared has a stellar reputation among the local bar for excellent work, high ethics, and 17 years of dedicated representation of his clients, which include individuals, businesses, and municipalities. In my years of knowing Jared, I have not once heard him disparage any colleague or client, even in settings where there is much commiseration. Jared will treat all people that appear before him with respect and rule in fairness and wisdom. 

Bertha J. Clayton

Walla Walla


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