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The Western District of Washington is saddened to announce that Senior District Court Judge Walter T. McGovern passed away late Thursday night, July 8, 2021.  Seattle-born and bred Judge McGovern was proud of his city, community, and country. ...


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 Order of Appointment, appointing Ravi Subramanian as District Court Executive/Clerk of Court, effective July 1, 2021.


In observance of the federal holiday of Juneteenth National Independence Day, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington will be closed on June 18, 2021.  Court operations will resume on Monday, June 21, 2021.


On Saturday, June 19th, 2021, CM/ECF will be unavailable during our regularly scheduled maintenance window (6:00 AM to 10:00 AM PST).  

Reminder: This four-hour window on Saturdays is reserved for routine...


The Western District of Washington Bench Bar Committee on Social Security Disability Appeals is pleased to unveil the Committee’s new webpage. featuring Social Security Case...


Please see the attached Application Form for U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Washington.  Completed applications must be submitted on or before June 25, 2021.


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

  • 4/29/21: David G. Estudillo, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western...

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