CLC Board Member Appointed to Washington State Court of Appeals

In Courtroom #2 of the Franklin County Courthouse the Investiture of George B. Fearing took place July 1, 2013. George has been a board member of Center for Liberty of Conscience (CLC) but resigned upon his appointment to the bench. He practiced law with the same law firm (Leavy, Schultz, Davis and Fearing, P.S., now Leavy, Schultz, Davis, Clare & Ruff, P. S of Kennewick, WA) for 30 years. Prior to practicing law, George graduated from Walla Walla University, spent three summers interning for Tom Foley, former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, one summer interning for Senator Warren Magnuson, and then attended law school at the University of Washington. He is the sixth member of his 1982 law class to be appointed to the bench in Washington State. During his investiture many judges, colleagues and others paid tribute to George’s hard work ethic, integrity, intelligence, keen abilities as a litigator and his compassion. CLC will miss George’s contributions to CLC and wish him the best as he presides as Judge of the Court of Appeals, Division III in Spokane, Washington.