a successful program that has become a
model for other drug courts statewide.
During his term as the president
of the Kitsap County Bar Association,
Clucas worked to promote a sense of
community among local attorneys,
organizing a seminar and dinner that
has become a popular annual event. He
would regularly take new attorneys to
lunch, introducing them to colleagues
in the area and helping to create professional relationships.
An active member of the community,
Clucas has served on the board of the
Martha and Mary Organization and the
Poulsbo Library Board and volunteers
with Kitsap Legal Services.
LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD
This award is a special award given
for a lifetime of service to the legal
community and the public.
Hon. Susan W. Cook F
For over 22 years, Judge Susan Cook has served Skagit Coun- ty as its first female Superior
Court judicial officer. She was a Superior Court commissioner for over four
years before being elected as a judge.
Among her colleagues and the legal
community, Judge Cook is well known
for her professionalism, integrity, and
judicial demeanor, ensuring those appearing before her feel they have received a fair hearing.
Judge Cook was deeply involved
in helping to implement a guardianship monitoring program, serving an
increasing number of pro se parties
representing themselves in court.
Judge Cook has served on the
Skagit Preschool and Resource Cen-
ter board of directors for over 10
years, helping to provide therapy and
educational services for special-needs
children in the community. She has
also been involved in Kiwanis, Skagit
Womens Alliance and Network Board
(SWAN), and the Pioneer Association
of Skagit County. She is a frequent pre-
senter at continuing legal education
seminars and an active supporter of
access to justice issues.
In June 2015, Judge Cook received
the Judge of the Year Award from the
Washington State Association for
OUTSTANDING YOUNG LAWYER
This award recognizes one attorney
who has made significant contributions
to the professional community,
especially the community of young
lawyers, within their initial years of
Vincent D. Humphrey II G
Since 2011, Vincent Humphrey has been a solo practitioner at hisfirm, Humphrey&Associates,
focusing on commercial and residential
real estate, family law, and civil litigation. Humphrey is recognized among
his colleagues for his positive attitude,
energy, and enthusiastic leadership
of new and young attorneys, inspiring
them to take an active role as WSBA
members. He is a dedicated advocate
for fellow lawyers as well as youth in
As a former Washington Young Lawyer Committee chair, Humphrey developed New Lawyer Education programs,
was a continuing legal education presenter, and organized social events for
new and young Washington lawyers.
In addition, he regularly volunteers at
legal clinics in the area.
“[Humphrey] has devoted a significant amount of time and energy to
make the Washington Young Lawyer
Committee meaningful for young lawyer volunteers and new and young lawyers in the state,” said WSBA President-elect Robin L. Haynes. “He has always
led with a positive voice. He supports
bar programs… and he finds new and
creative ways to reach out to our new-est members.”