In accordance with the laws of the Catholic Church, the Seattle Metropolitan Tribunal cooperates with pastors and other offices in fostering pastoral care throughout the Archdiocese. It does so by examining and adjudicating questions involving the status of persons and the protection of rights. The Tribunal primarily addresses the marital status of persons and their freedom to marry in the Catholic Church. The Judicial Vicar and other canon lawyers working with the Tribunal also provide canonical resources and consultation to the archbishop, central agencies, parishes, and the Catholic faithful.
Sr. Carolyn Roeber, O.P., J.C.L., Ph.D.
Director of the Tribunal, Judge
Anthony E. Bawyn, J.C.D.
Parish Priest and Judicial Vicar
Karen S. Giffin, M.,Min.
Assistant Director and Defender of the Bond
James L. Brooks, M.Ed.