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CM/ECF will experience intermittent service interruptions on Friday, October 23 between 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Pacific Time, due to system maintenance.  Please contact the ECF Support if...


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. 


The 'Attorney's Guide to Opening a Civil Case' has been updated and can be found on our Attorneys - Civil Case Opening page. This guide...


These guidelines are in place during operations under the COVID-19 crisis for the judge listed below. Judges may request courtesy copies in individual situations.

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Please see the attached amended General Order, signed July 2nd, 2020, regarding the pilot program for electronic service in Social Security cases.