News & Announcements

05/29/2013

On March 21, 2013 the Western District of Washington adopted Best Practices for Electronic Discovery in Criminal Cases.  This document is posted to...

04/08/2013

Effective May 1, 2013, the Judicial Conference has established a $50 administrative fee for filing a civil action, suit or proceeding in a U.S. District Court.  As a result, the fee for filing a new civil case will increase to $400 ($350 filing...

03/06/2013

Please see the attached Memo from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts re: Process for Handling Payment Discrepancies Due to Retroactive Application of the New Milage Rates Effective...

12/12/2012

The Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society (NJCHS) seeks to expand its Board and its Council to include a representative from the Western District of Washington.  It would be helpful to have attorneys who are interested in the history of the...

11/30/2012

The Local Civil Rules for the Western District of Washington have been updated effective 12/1/2012.

Please note that the Local General Rules have been incorporated into the Local Civil Rules. Please visit our...

11/08/2012

United States of America v City of Seattle, case number 12-cv-1282-JLR, relating to an investigation of the Seattle Police Department by the United States Department of Justice, was filed in the Western District of Washington on 7/27/12. Several...

11/08/2012

In order to assure that mail makes its way to its proper destination at the courthouse, it is important to include the proper suite number in the address.  You can find suite numbers by clicking on the links on our...

11/05/2012

The court has developed procedures for attorneys seeking to file emergency, after hours filings. Please visit our emergency filing procedures page for more details.

 

10/24/2012

On October 24th, 2012, a sentencing order was filed with the Western District of Washington in criminal case 99-CR-666 regarding defendant Ahmed Ressam. This document has been made available for the public at no charge on our...

03/14/2012

The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized a three year pilot program to evaluate the effect of cameras in the courtroom for civil cases in federal courts.  Any party to a case, the media or member of the public may request that...

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