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News & Announcements: 09/2020


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...

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. ...


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...


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.