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 docket of Appeals, Division 2. He will swap Decide Prosperous Melnick, who is retiring in January 2021.

Veljacic has served as a Clark County Top-quality Courtroom choose due to the fact May possibly 2014, when Inslee appointed him to the position. Before turning out to be a decide, Veljacic served roughly six several years every as a deputy civil prosecutor and as a deputy felony prosecutor in the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Place of work.

From 1999 through 2001, Veljacic was the co-founder and director of a authorized help clinic by means of Union Gospel Mission Products and services in Seattle, offering legal support providers to low profits consumers in civil issues which includes spouse and children legislation, landlord-tenant and debtor-creditor disputes, and immigration matters.

“Bernard has an outstanding breadth of working experience, acquiring been a choose for numerous yrs after doing the job as each a civil and legal regulation practitioner,” Inslee stated. “Moreover, with his lawful assist qualifications, he understands the troubles struggling with so many of Washington’s most susceptible communities.”

Veljacic earned his legislation degree from Seattle College Faculty of Legislation and his bachelor’s from Whittier Faculty.

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