Spokane County Superior Court
Legal/Judicial Experience: Ten years litigating criminal and
dependency cases for Spokane County. Two years’ appellate work with Lana
C. Glenn. Attended the National Criminal Defense College. Recipient of
Washington Defender Association President’s Award. CALI Excellence for
the Future Award in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, and Oral Advocacy.
Center for Children’s Rights Fellow. Mentor for the Academic Success
Program at Whittier College School of Law.
Other Professional Experience: No information submitted
Education: Graduate of The College of William and Mary. Graduate
of Whittier College School of Law, Magna Cum Laude.
Community Service: Past participant in the Volunteer Lawyers
Program for Spokane County. Parent volunteer for educational fundraising
Statement: Jocelyn Cook and her husband, Tom, have been living in
Spokane since 2005. Together, they raise two children and work to
support the community. Ms. Cook represents indigent clients. Her husband
is a special education teacher.
Ms. Cook became an attorney after receiving a fellowship from the Center
for Children’s Rights. This fellowship allowed her to focus on
advocating for the rights of children. After two years of appellate
work, Ms. Cook began work for Spokane County. Ms. Cook has tried cases
to jury and bench. She has drafted appellate briefs and countless
motions addressing constitutional, evidentiary, and factual issues.
Her clients appreciate her candor and ability to interpret and explain
the law in a clear, understandable way. Other lawyers appreciate her
passion, honesty, and intelligence. She is dedicated to the rule of law
and works to ensure it is interpreted in a way that is true to the
Constitution and its principles. Says Ms. Cook, “It would be an honor to
serve Spokane as a superior court judge and to demonstrate my commitment
to the fair and impartial application of the rule of law through this
Statement prepared by JocelynCook4Judge, PO Box 8782, Spokane 99203
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