Timothy Jaasko-Fisher, M.A., J.D.

Timothy Jaasko-Fisher

Senior Director of Curriculum and Program Development, Civility Center for the Law

Mr. Jaasko-Fisher works with people and organizations to explore how individuals exercising leadership can promote a more civil workplace, community, and society. He engages people through interactive workshops designed to promote wellbeing within the individual, enhance productivity, and improve outcomes. In his role as the Senior Director of Curriculum and Program Development at Robert’s Fund, Tim not only works on programing, but also gives presentations, and works individually with organizations of legal professionals.

As a private consultant, Mr. Jaasko-Fisher also serves as the Director of Internal Capacity Building for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau’s Center for Capacity Building for Courts where he is part of a team of national experts focused on building capacity for positive change in court improvement programs across the United States.

Mr. Jaasko-Fisher was the founding director of the Court Improvement Training Academy (CITA) at the University of Washington School of Law, where he developed a unique intervention model to help courts improve their response to child abuse and neglect. Using a systems-based approach, he helped court communities engage in meaningful conversations across disciplines to improve their process, relationships, and outcomes. In 2010, he was awarded the Lee Ann Miller Individual Award for outstanding leadership in furthering the goals of the Washington State Children’s Justice Act and led the Court Improvement Training Academy to receive the Lee Ann Miller Team award in 2014.

Mr. Jaasko-Fisher worked as an Assistant Attorney General for 11 years. He has litigated at all levels of the justice system in Washington State, including administrative tribunals, the Superior Court, the Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court. He presents and consults nationally and internationally on issues relating to leadership, civility, and engaging groups in complex problem-solving. He resides in Tacoma with his two daughters.