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Governor Inslee announces appointment of Bernard F. Veljacic to Clark County Superior Court

April 28, 2014


Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that he is appointing Bernard F. Veljacic to serve as a Superior Court judge for Clark County.

Veljacic has experience working as both a criminal prosecutor and a civil attorney and currently serves as the Deputy Civil Prosecutor in Clark County. Veljacic previously co-founded and was the director of the Union Gospel Mission Legal Services Clinic and open door legal clinic in Seattle. He currently serves on the state’s Clemency and Parole Board. He has also served on the Clark County Diversity Advisory Committee and been a member of the Washington State Bar Association’s Character & Fitness Board.

“Bernard’s diverse experiences and strong leadership qualities will help bring unique perspectives to the Clark County Superior Court,” said Inslee. “He combines public service with deep compassion and I know he’ll serve the people of Clark County well.”

Veljacic is replacing Judge Richard Melnick who was recently appointed by the Governor to serve on the Division II Court of Appeals.

Media Contact 

Jaime Smith
Governor Inslee’s Communications Office