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Training classes will be offered online only for the foreseeable future with registration details outlined below. In addition, we have several pre-recorded videos available on the CM/ECF...


The Court invites you to review and comment on proposed amendments to the Local Civil Rules, available on the Court's Local Rules web page.  Comments may be sent via email to ...


Please see General Order 01-24 re Division of Court Business, signed by Chief Judge Estudillo on January 5, 2024.


Please note: the February 1st and 8th, 2024 classes are now full. Seats are still available for all other regular first Thursday monthly classes starting in March. 

We are bringing back the virtual CM/ECF attorney training...


Submissions are now open for the 2024 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest, "70 Years Later- The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education"!

The 2024 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest is an essay and video competition open to young people...


U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington will be closed on the following dates:

  • Thursday, November 23, 2023:  Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday, November 24, 2023
  • Monday, December 25, 2023:  Christmas Day...

Please see General Order 13-23, Providing for Relocation of Court from Bellingham, Washington to Mount Vernon...


The Fee Schedule for the Western District of Washington has been updated effective 12/1/2023.

Changes effective 12/1/2023:

  • Civil filing fee increased to $405
  • Appeal...

Please see the attached General Order 10-23 re: Amended Criminal Justice Act Plan, signed by Chief Judge Estudillo on 11/03/2023.


Please see General Order 12-23 re Materials Related to Cooperation, signed by Chief Judge Estudillo and effective November 3, 2023.