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Yolanda is a bridge builder among different communities!
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.
"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.
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.