What Judges Look for in Motions Practice: What Works and How to Avoid Common Mistakes

Published by Washington State Association for Justice

Summary

From Highly Effective Legal Writing, 7 pages.

Presenters
Judge Andrea A. Darvas
JUDGE ANDREA A. DARVAS was elected to the King County Superior Court bench in 2004. She has served on the Court’s Jury Committee, Technology Committee, and Local Rules Committee, and she currently chairs the Courts and Community Committee and serves on the Board of Trustees for the King County Law Library. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Superior Court Judges Association, and serves on the SCJA’s Education Committee. She will be an instructor at the State Judicial College in 2011 on the subject of civil motions.

Judge Darvas is a Science and Technology Fellow of ASTAR, the Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource Center.

Before her election to the bench, Judge Darvas spent 22 years in private practice, with emphasis on representing plaintiffs in personal injury, medical negligence and 9insurance coverage litigation and trial. She has been a speaker at over 55 CLE seminars on subjects relating to trial practice, civil litigation, evidence, legal ethics, insurance coverage, and injury cases. While in private practice, Judge Darvas held an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and was elected a “Super Lawyer” in Washington Law and Politics each year from 2002-2004. She also was listed as one of the “Top 50 Women” by Washington Law and Politics in 2003. She received the Professionalism Award in 2002 from the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association.

Originally Published

November 4, 2010

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