Des Moines judge to lead state judges association
Des Moines Municipal Court Judge Veronica Galvan was elected president-elect of the Washington State District and Municipal Court Judges Association (DMCJA) at its annual business meeting. Judge Galvan becomes only the fifth municipal court judge ever elected to lead the DMCJA since its inception.
“I am honored by the faith and confidence my colleagues across the State of Washington have placed in me,” said Judge Galvan. “This is an exciting time for our courts, and I look forward to working on the challenge of improving our system of justice, not only in my city, but throughout the state.”
Judge Galvan has been a member of the Board of Governors of the DMCJA since 2008. The membership of the DMCJA consists of all 215 district and municipal court judges in the State of Washington.
The duties of the DMCJA are to continuously survey and study the operation of the courts of limited jurisdiction throughout the State of Washington, to promulgate suggested rules for the administration of the courts served by its membership, and report annually to the state Supreme Court, governor, and legislature on the condition of business in these courts.
Additionally, the DMCJA makes recommendations as to any changes in the organization, operation, judicial procedure, and laws or statutes implemented or enforced in these courts.