Judge Rick White (ret.) served as a Spokane County District Court judge from January 1991 until retirement in July 2011. He was first appointed to the bench and reelected every four years thereafter.
He graduated with a B.A. Degree from Gonzaga University in 1973 and received his JD degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1980.
He taught Community Property (the study of assets acquired by spouses) and the Washington Practice course, Family Law section.He was awarded the Adjunct Professor of the Year award for three consecutive years by the Student Bar Association. Read More
Face Time: Judge has relished chance to help change lives
For 36 years, Richard “Rick” White has reported to his job at the Spokane County Courthouse, mostly on foot.
White started in 1975 working as a juvenile probation officer, a first brush with the legal system that made him want to become a lawyer.
For the past two decades, he’s enjoyed what he called a daily adrenaline rush every time he donned a black robe and presided over District Court. Read More
Judge applies law to students’ lives
White spoke to Stacy Delcour’s senior civics class at West Valley High School on Thursday, he seemed as at home in the classroom as he was in his black robe.
He was there to discuss the Fourth Amendment, which guards against unlawful search and seizure, as part of the international Street Law program that teaches high school students about the law as it applies to them. Read More
County’s DUI Court offers clean start for drunken drivers
More than three years in the making, Spokane County’s first DUI Court “graduation” ceremony conferred new leases on life instead of diplomas to a half-dozen former drunken drivers.
“I’m just thankful that I got caught,” Kathleen Copeland told Judge Richard White and other public officials last week. “You guys are lifesavers.” Read More
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