Inslee appoints Bernard Veljacic to the Court of Appeals, Division 2

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Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Bernard Veljacic to the Washington Condition Court of Appeals, Division 2. He will swap Judge Rich Melnick, who is retiring in January 2021.

Veljacic has served as a Clark County Top-quality Court judge considering the fact that May perhaps 2014, when Inslee appointed him to the posture. Right before starting to be a judge, Veljacic served approximately six many years each as a deputy civil prosecutor and as a deputy legal prosecutor in the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Place of work.

From 1999 via 2001, Veljacic was the co-founder and director of a authorized help clinic by Union Gospel Mission Products and services in Seattle, delivering authorized aid products and services to low money purchasers in civil matters which include relatives regulation, landlord-tenant and debtor-creditor disputes, and immigration issues.

“Bernard has an extraordinary breadth of practical experience, getting been a decide for numerous a long time following functioning as the two a civil and felony legislation practitioner,” Inslee said. “Moreover, with his authorized support history, he understands the issues going through so a lot of of Washington’s most susceptible communities.”

Veljacic acquired his regulation degree from Seattle College School of Law and his bachelor’s from Whittier School.

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