Remy S. Leonard Selected To Replace Retiring Everett Municipal Court Judge Laura Van Slyck

June 1, 2022

Everett Government

Judge Remy S. Leonard addressed the Everett City Council after her unanimous confirmation as the next Everett Municipal Court Judge.

Back in March the City of Everett, Washington announced that one of its two Municipal Court judges, Laura Van Slyck, gave notice she was retiring at the end of June. That set off a search for a new Municipal Court Judge. Tonight Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin presented her replacement to the Everett City Council which gave their unanimous approval.

Remy S. Leonard will begin serving July 1st in Everett Municipal Court. Judge Leonard grew up in Everett, received a B.A. in political science from Washington State University in 1993, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1997.

After law school she worked in the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office. For the past several years she’s worked as an associate Judge for the Tulalip Tribal Court as well as a Judge Pro Tem in Snohomish County District Court.

After her unanimous confirmation by the Everett City Council, she told them this was a dream come true. “This work is challenging, complex and requires cooperation,” Leonard said. “People in court deserve to be safe, feel heard and valued.”

Leonard said she interned with the City of Everett while going to law school and Judge Van Slyck “lit that fire” that led her to devote her career to the field of criminal justice.

She will serve out the remainder of Judge Van Slyck’s term and will have to run for election in November of 2023.


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