Justice G. Helen Whitener Oath of Office via Zoom
The Washington State Supreme Court gained a new member when Justice G. Helen Whitener was sworn into office by Chief Justice Debra L. Stephens, keeping safe social distance. Friends and family of Justice Whitener were able to watch the historic occasion through Zoom. Justice Whitener was appointed to the Supreme Court by Governor Jay Inslee to fill the position left vacant by the retirement of Justice Charles Wiggins. She had been a Pierce County Superior Court judge at the time of her appointment. Justice Whitener was born on the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago, moving to the U.S. at the age of 16 and later attending the Seattle University School of Law.
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