KING COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
In 1987, Judge Clark obtained a Juris Doctor degree and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Washington. During law school, Judge Clark was inducted into the Order of the Barrister in recognition of her outstanding abilities as an oral advocate.
After a stint in private practice, she joined the King County Prosecutor's Office as a deputy prosecutor in the Criminal Division. It was at the Prosecutor's Office that Judge Clark developed her expertise in the Struck Jury Selection Method. She teaches this method to attorneys across the State.
After becoming a Senior Deputy, Judge Clark left the Prosecutor's Office to accept a teaching position at the Seattle University Law Clinic where she remained for two years. She assisted the Law Clinic in developing and implementing several leading edge component mini clinics.
Judge Clark was appointed to the King County Superior Court bench as a Constitutional Commissioner in February of 1996. As a Commissioner, her primary focus was on cases involving At Risk Youth (ARY) and Children in Need of Services (CHINS). As a judge, she now handles the full range of Superior Court Cases.
Judge Clark sits on the statewide Gender and Justice Commission and the Minority and Justice Commission. She is a member of the Superior Court Judges' Association and serves on its Education Committee and the Family and Juvenile Law Committee. She is involved in developing the Master Plan for Juvenile Courts in the 21st century.
Judge Clark also sits on the Girl Scout Totem Council, the Municipal Golf of Seattle Board, and is a coordinator of the Youth and Law Forum.