Justice G. Helen Whitener sits on the Washington State Supreme Court. Justice Whitener is a former Pierce County Superior Court Judge, a former Judge on the Washington State Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals, and a former Pro-Tem Judge in Pierce County District Court as well as the City of Tacoma Municipal Court. Justice Whitener also previously worked as a Prosecuting and Defense Attorney. Justice Whitener is a faculty member at Washington Courts where she teaches new judicial officers and she also teaches a "Street Law" civics class to high school seniors at Lincoln High School in Tacoma.
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Latina/o Bar Association Loren Miller Bar Association
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South Asian Bar Association Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
Vietnamese-American Bar Association Veterans Bar Association
In 2019, Justice Whitener was the recipient of the WA State Bar Association’s C.Z Smith ‘Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion’ Award; the King County Washington Women Lawyers President Award; the Seattle University School of Law, Woman of the Year Award, the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association’s Diversity Award. In 2018, Justice Whitener received the Pierce County Washington Women Lawyers Woman of the Year Award.