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Yolanda Harris Sayre

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Judge Yolanda Sayre is a bridge builder among
different communities!

Yolanda believes in doing the right thing even when no one is looking. She has had to make tough decisions and has been consistently committed to accountability and transparency.

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Yolanda's commitment to equal justice is unwavering.  She is bilingual in English and Spanish.  She can tell when an interpretation goes wrong, helping to protect the rights of those with language barriers. She will bring the four pillars of procedural justice to the bench and maintain a trauma informed courtroom.


Yolanda has taught 92 different legal topics for 24 years.  She will leverage that expertise and her proven quasi-judicial skills on the bench for all.

 "Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on."


- Thurgood Marshall

About Yolanda Harris Sayre

Yolanda is a highly experienced attorney, instructor and adjudicator.  Her practice area expertise spans criminal law and procedure, juvenile law, domestic violence, election law, complex negotiations, legal writing, motion practice, administrative law and litigation.  Her broad experience and unique perspective will be an asset to the bench. The honorable Yolanda Sayre was appointed to the 5th subcircuit and now serves as Judge. 


Having worked for two decades as an attorney and administrative law judge, for most of her career has forced Yolanda to be tough, smart and relentless.  The challenges she has faced have forced her to develop unimaginable strength, faith and discernment.  She is compassionate and caring, yet tough and tenacious.  Her proven success with self-represented litigants who have appeared before her will be an asset to the bench, as will her ability to relate to individuals of all kinds.

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