News & Announcements

01/31/2014

The Local Criminal Rules and Local Civil Rules for the Western District of Washington have been updated effective 1/31/2014.
Please visit our Local Rules page for more...

01/15/2014

The Court invites you to review and comment on proposed amendments to the Local Supplemental Admiralty Rules, available on the Court's...

11/18/2013

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1914(b), the Judicial Conference of the United States has approved the following fee increases, effective December 1, 2013:

  • Notice of Appeal Filing Fee increases from $455 to $505
  • Retrieval of Records...
10/17/2013

The Court invites you to review and comment on proposed amendments to both the Local Criminal Rules and Local Civil Rules, available on the Court’s Local Rules web page. Comments...

09/23/2013

The Judicial Conference of the United States has approved a one-year extension of the Cameras in the Courtroom pilot project, to run through July 18, 2015.

09/23/2013

CM/ECF will be unavailable during the Columbus Day weekend from Saturday, October 12 at 6:00 a.m. PT until Tuesday, October 15 at 9:00 a.m. PT while we upgrade to Version 6.1.  You will NOT be able to e-file during this time.  Please visit our...

07/29/2013

The Ninth Circuit Courts and Community Committee seeks to educate the public about the work of the federal courts by promoting community outreach programs and to facilitate relations between the courts and the news media. The committee's new...

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...

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