Who is Heather Shand Perkins?
Mount Vernon High School
University of Washington , Bachelor of Arts
Gonzaga University School of Law, Juris Doctor (cum laude)
University of Washington School of Law, LLM
WORK AND TRAINING:
Skagit County Superior Court Commissioner
Skagit County Superior Court Pro Tem Commissioner
Skagit County District Court Pro Tem Judge
Attorney, private practice
Law Clerk, Spokane County Superior Court
JUDICIAL SPECIFIC TRAINING:
Judicial College, Class of 2020
Administrative Office of the Courts
Taking the Bench: An Interactive, Online Course for New Judges
The National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada
November 6, 2017 - December 8, 2017
Attorney Training for Service as Pro Tem: District and Municipal Court
WSBA in partnership with District and Municipal Court Judges Association
August 19 – 20, 2016
Skagit County Law Library, Board, President, 2007 – 2014.
Skagit County Superior Court Civil Liaison Committee Member, 2014 - 2019.
Skagit County Bar Association Member, 2005 – present.
Vice President, 2017-2018.
Washington Women’s Lawyers Member
State Board Public Relations Chair, 2018 - present
Skagit County Chapter Vice President, 2016 - 2019.
State Board Representative, 2016 - 2019.
Volunteer Lawyer Program Steering Committee, Member, 2018 - present
American Bar Association Member
Association Family & Conciliation Court Member
Skagit / Mount Vernon Rotary Member, 2007 – present.
Scholarship Chair, 2014 – present.
Paul Harris Award Recipient, June 2014
Paul Harris Award Recipient, June 2017
Skagit / Mount Vernon Rotary Foundation, Secretary, 2012 – 2018.
Children’s Museum of Skagit County Board of Directors, 2009 – 2012.
Vala Youngquist Guild benefitting Seattle Children’s Hospital Member, 2006 – 2014.
Conway Youth Soccer Association, Vice President, 2015 – present.
Conway Youth Soccer Association Coach
YMCA Children's Basketball Coach
Seattle Children's Hospital Guild, Former President
Skagit Symphony, Board Member
Court Commissioner Heather Shand Perkins is the clear choice for Superior Court Judge because of her extensive legal experience and life-long commitment to Skagit County. On the Bench, Heather is known as a fair and objective Commissioner who is respected for her knowledge of the law and commitment to justice.
Heather is a mom dedicated to making Skagit County better for her daughter and all Skagitonians. At home, Heather enjoys spending time with her family including two dogs and three goats. She loves to cook, garden and enjoy the fresh air of Skagit County.
As a small business owner and single parent, Heather knows the importance of practical solutions and sticking to a budget. Heather understands the acute financial struggle facing our community, businesses and working parents as we deal with the realities caused by the pandemic.
Appointed to the Bench by the current Superior Court Judges, Heather has earned the respect of litigants who come before her. A pioneer on restarting court operations with remote proceedings, Heather cares deeply about access to justice, litigation costs, public health, and safety.
Please join judicial officers, attorneys, public safety officials and community leaders who are strongly endorsing Heather Shand Perkins for Superior Court Judge. Your vote in this judicial election is very important, support Heather Shand Perkins – an excellent Court Commissioner who will serve us with distinction as our next Superior Court Judge