Washburn Tech Welcomes Judge Nancy Parrish

September 1, 2016

Topeka, Kan. – District Judge Nancy Parrish will hold court, so to speak, at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, in the Conference Center on the Washburn University Institute of Technology (Washburn Tech) campus at 5724 SW Huntoon St. She is serving as guest speaker of an event that is designed to mark Constitution Day, which is officially Sept. 17 and recognizes the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens.

Parrish was appointed to the bench in 1994 and served as Chief Judge from December 2005 through December 2013. She serves on the Pattern Instruction for Kansas Committee and as chair of the 3rd Judicial District Criminal Department. Parrish was president of the Kansas District Judges Association and chair of the Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Child Support Guidelines.

Prior to her work in the court system, she served as secretary of the Kansas Department of Revenue, a member of the Board of Tax Appeals and as a Kansas state senator. She is a graduate of the Washburn University School of Law, where she also serves as an adjunct professor.

Constitution Day is commemorated every year on the Washburn Tech campus. Lynn Dawson, instructor of Washburn Tech’s Legal Office program, organizes the event. “We are fortunate that Judge Parrish found time in her busy schedule to speak to our college,” said Dawson. “She is a very interesting speaker who has applied the law and made decisions in hundreds of cases during her distinguished career.”