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The following United States District Judge nominations have been received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary:

  • David G. Estudillo, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of...

Please see the attached General Order 08-21, signed April 30, 2021 re: Electronic Devices Permitted in Courthouses.


Please see the attached Order of Appointment, signed April 29, 2021, appointing S. Kate Vaughan as a full-time...


Please see the attached Amended General Order, signed April 23rd, 2021, regarding attorney admission filing fees. 


The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington continues to closely monitor the national, state, and local responses to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and is following guidance provided by the Administrative Office of...


Please see the attached General Order, signed March 19th, 2021, regarding personal firearms for court security officers.


The Western District of Washington is pleased to announce the appointment of Ravi Subramanian as the new District Court Executive/Clerk of Court.  Mr. Subramanian comes to our court with over 15 years’ experience in executive management and...


The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington is pleased to announce that S. Kate Vaughan has been selected as the new magistrate judge in Seattle. Ms. Vaughan will succeed Magistrate Judge Mary Alice Theiler, who is...


Please submit the completed DREAM Application form and any pertinent supplemental materials to the DREAM program committee via...