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12/05/2019

The Litigation Academy is a partnership between the United States District Court for the
Western District of Washington (WDWA) and the Federal Bar Association for the WDWA. The
Academy will offer a...

12/04/2019

UPDATE: Proposed amendments to Local Civil Rule 3 were added on October 28, 2019, and the deadline for comment on the Local Civil Rules has been extended to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 11, 2019.

The deadline...

11/21/2019

The Court will be closed on Friday, November 29, 2019.  Regular business hours will resume on Monday, December 2, 2019.

10/15/2019

The current four-year term of office of part-time United States Magistrate Judge Paula McCandlis is due to expire on May 1, 2020.  The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment...

10/15/2019

Please join us for the annual CLE Seminar sponsored by the Western District of Washington’s Social Security Committee. This year’s program will be hosted by the Hon. Marsha J. Pechman, U.S. District Court Judge and Chair of the Western District...

10/01/2019

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

09/30/2019

The Court has raised the limit on PDF file size from 35 megabytes (MB) to 75 MB when filing documents in CM/ECF.  For more information on PDF document requirements please visit ouf CM/ECF Requirements and...

09/24/2019

Please see the attached order, signed September 23rd, 2019, appointing Marc L. Barreca as Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Washington. 

08/19/2019

On June 25, 2019, the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedures approved publication of proposed amendments to the following:

  • Appellate Rules 3, 6, 42, and Forms 1 and 2;
  • Bankruptcy Rules 2005, 3007,...
07/19/2019

Please see the attached General Order, signed July 19th, 2019, regarding petitions for retroactive application of Rahaif v. United States. 

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