Clallam County District Court
Experience: Criminal Defense Attorney 17 years, Judge Pro-Tem
District Court I, Judge Rick Porter, Judge Pro-Tem District II, Judge
John Doherty, Practice in Federal Court, Lower Elwha Tribal Court,
Quileute Tribal Court, Makah Tribal Court.
Other Professional Experience: Businessman and Pilot in Alaska
for 10 years, Outpost (import/export), Hamilton mining placer gold bush
Education: Peninsula College AA degree-1994, University of
Washington-Tacoma BA-1996, Seattle University School of Law 2000 and The
National Judicial College 2018.
Community Service: Sponsor and advocate for individuals seeking a
clean and sober life style, keynote speaker on recovery from addictions
at several state prisons.
Statement: District Courts are rehabilitative courts, attorney
John Black has always given top priority to advocating for recovery from
alcohol, substance abuse and addition.
Attorney Black advocated to modernizing the Court by incorporating the
24/7 program and a DUI Court. Black also advocates for opioid treatment
and recovery houses for addicts to sustain a safe and healthy community.
Also advocate a mental health court in District Court.
Attorney Black advocates for work sharing and cooperation between
District Court I and District Court II. Also exploring ideas of the
return of Truancy court as well as residents living in Forks but in
I approve of rehabilitative justice in District Court for those that
need it. Accountability to those that violate the law and refuse to
change. Give back to the community by making community service an option
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