Haberly endorses Forbes to be her successor as judge

POULSBO — Kitsap County Superior Court Judge M. Karlynn Haberly has endorsed Jennifer Forbes in the Nov. 6 election.

Haberly is retiring. Forbes, a Poulsbo lawyer and judge pro tem, and lawyer Karen Klein of Bainbridge are running to succeed her.

“I have endorsed Jennifer Forbes for Kitsap County Superior Court judge and highly recommend her to succeed me on the bench,” Haberly wrote in a statement emailed to the Herald.

“Jennifer has appeared before me many times and I have always found her to be well-prepared, intelligent and articulate. She has demonstrated a thorough knowledge of the law and has excellent legal reasoning skills.

“Jennifer is respected by her peers for her hard work, ethics and dedication to her clients. Her reputation as a pro-tem judge is one of fairness, impartiality and respect for litigants. Her breadth of legal experience and the many days she has devoted as a pro-tem judge have prepared her well for this position.


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