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For more information about the Final Class Action Settlement Approval Hearing in Pine v. A Place for Mom, Inc., C17-1826 TSZ , scheduled for October 1, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., visit this page.


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...


If you are called by someone who says there is a warrant for your arrest related to missed federal jury duty, subpoena or other offenses, do not make any payments to them. Neither the U.S. Marshals Service, nor the U.S. District...


On June 23, 2020, the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (Standing Committee) approved publication of proposed amendments to the following:

  • Appellate Rule 25;
  • Bankruptcy Restyled Rules Parts I...

CM/ECF will be unavailable beginning 5:00 pm PDT, Friday, September 18, 2020 until 7:00 am PDT, Monday, September 21, 2020.

Filing procedures during CM/ECF outage/unavailability can be found...


The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington is accepting applications for the position of full time magistrate judge in Seattle, WA.  Please click on the links below to access the notice and application form. ...


Senior Judge Ronald B. Leighton retired from the Western District of Washington effective September 1, 2020.  All of Judge Leighton’s pending cases have been transferred to other district judges in the Western District of Washington.  If you have...


On Saturday, September 12th, CM/ECF will be unavailable during our regularly scheduled maintenance window (6:00 AM to 10:00 AM) but may extend until 12:00 pm due to a required system upgrade.


Please see the attached Amended General Order, signed August 31st, 2020, appointing panel to consider the appointment of a magistrate judge.