Judge Coburn will discuss how the court system is set up in Washington, the Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) program targeted for defendants involved in domestic violence, and the Community Court pilot project.
Judge Coburn was appointed to serve the City of Edmonds as its Municipal Court judge in 2015 and was elected to retain her position in 2017. She now seeks election to an open seat on the Washington State Court of Appeals.
Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Judge Coburn immigrated to the U.S. when she was just four years old. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Washington and a Master’s degree in journalism at Ohio University. She later graduated with honors from the Seattle University School of Law.
After spending 13 years as a journalist and editor at the Seattle Times, Judge Coburn had a distinguished legal career — both as a seasoned Public Defender handling felony litigation in the courts of Snohomish County and as a law clerk to Judges Stephen Dwyer of the State Court of Appeals and George Bowden of the Snohomish County Superior Court.