Lawyer says accused judge in Issaquah isn’t rude, just tough

ISSAQUAH — A lawyer representing a King County District Court judge accused for a second time of rude behavior says Judge Judith Eiler is simply a tough, no-nonsense jurist.

Attorney Anne Bremner says Eiler is a leader among judges, is deservedly well-respected and denies the allegations.

Last Friday, the Washington state Commission on Judicial Conduct charged Eiler with “rude, impatient, undignified and intimidating treatment” of attorneys and people representing themselves.

Eiler was reprimanded for the same thing in 2005 and the commission director says she carried out sensitivity training as ordered.

Eiler works in a court in Issaquah. She has 21 days to file a response to the charges.

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