The Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society (NJCHS)

preserves and educates about the vibrant legal history of the West, and about the vital importance of an independent judiciary.

Upcoming Events

01 April 19th Amendment Centennial – Seattle At this full day seminar, experts look at historical perspectives on voting rights and… View Details

Oral History

UWTV 1989 Interview with Judge Farris

With the passing of Judge Jerome Farris, we look back at his life. In this video, host Al Page speaks with Judge Farris about his career and his thoughts on the process of judging. Judge Farris also shares his belief in the importance of flexible and understanding sentencing of juvenile delinquents and his opinions on prisons. You can also read the transcipt of Judge Farris’ recently completed oral history interview.