Pierce County judge receives mentoring award

Pierce County Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Martin will receive the 2010 Washington Women Lawyers (WWL) "Passing the Torch" Award, which...

Pierce County Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Martin will receive the 2010 Washington Women Lawyers (WWL) “Passing the Torch” Award, which honors outstanding mentoring efforts.

The award will be presented to Judge Martin at the Washington Women Lawyers annual state banquet on Oct. 8 at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane.

In informing Judge Martin of her selection, the state WWL board said, “The Passing the Torch Award is particularly meaningful and is awarded to an individual who has gone above and beyond with regard to mentoring women lawyers and ‘passing the torch’ to others in a way that supports our WWL Mission Statement. This mission is ‘To further the full integration of women in the legal profession. To promote equal rights and opportunities for women and to prevent discrimination against them.'”

Judge Martin is a graduate of the Willamette University College of Law. She was in private practice with the Tacoma law firm of Gordon Thomas Honeywell for 27 years. In May 2010, Gov. Chris Gregoire appointed her a Judge of the Pierce County Superior Court. Judge Martin is a past co-president of the Pierce County Chapter of the Washington Women Lawyers.

“Superior Court judges and staff extend their congratulations to Judge Martin for this well-deserved recognition,” said Superior Court Presiding Judge Bryan Chushcoff.

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