Pierce County Superior Court is pleased to announce that Clarence Henderson, Jr. has accepted an offer to become our newest Commissioner, starting January 14, 2019. Mr. Henderson will fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Commissioner Meagan Foley on January 18, 2019, after more than 30 years of service as a Court Commissioner. Clarence Henderson is currently an attorney with the Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel and assigned to Remann Hall, where he works as the Lead Attorney in the delinquency unit. He is a graduate of Norfolk State University and earned a Juris Doctor degree from Regent University School of Law. His official swearing-in will occur on January 14. The date for his public swearing-in ceremony will be sent at a later time.
Mr. Henderson is a co-founding board member of the Youth Law Institute, which is a non-profit formed to foster relationships, mentor, and inspire youth of color and other underrepresented and/or at-risk youth toward careers in the legal profession. He was most recently the co-director of the Western Juvenile Defender Center, an organization which conducts delinquency defense trainings on various issues of youth law and policy. In 2012, Mr. Henderson was appointed to the Washington State Human Rights Commission by then-Governor Christine Gregoire. His appointment was later reconfirmed by Governor Jay Inslee. The mission of the Washington State Human Rights Commission is to prevent and eliminate discrimination through the fair application of the law, the efficient use of resources, and the establishment of productive partnerships in the community.
Please join us in welcoming Commissioner Henderson to the Pierce County Superior Court family.
Pierce County Superior Court is the second largest Superior Court in the State of Washington and is proud to serve the citizens and visitors of Pierce County. The Court is staffed with 22 Judges and 9 Commissioners. There are three sites where court is held; the County-City Building at 930 Tacoma Ave S., Tacoma, Remann Hall Juvenile Court at 5501 6th Ave., Tacoma, and Western State Hospital at 9601 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood. For more information, please visit our website at http://co.pierce.wa.us/superiorcourt.