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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. ...


Please submit a quotation for the purchase, freight, and delivery of custom courtroom audio/visual supportable lecterns and counsel tables. Use your company’s standard quote sheet to provide a price quotation broken down according to the line...


The Judicial Selection Committee for the Western District of Washington is now accepting applications for the position of District Court Judge.  Please see the attached announcement and the application...


The Seattle District Courthouse will close at 1PM on May Day, Tuesday, 5/1/18, due to safety concerns regarding protest events throughout the city.


Submissions are now open for the 2018 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest, The 14th Amendment – 150 Years after Ratification – What Does Equal Protection Mean to Students?

The 2018 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest is an essay and video competition...


The Exhibits Retention Pilot Project concluded on January 31, 2018.  Finding the Pilot Project both useful and successful in meeting its goals, the Court now implements the procedures permanently, beginning on February 1, 2018.  Please see...


The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to the following rules and forms and have asked that they be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.



The court will be closed Monday, December 25th and Monday, January 1st in observance of Christmas and New Year's Day.  All offices will reopen for normal business hours on the Tuesday following each of these federal holidays.


Please see the attached flyer to view the slate of 2018 FBA Officer and Trustee Nominees.


The Court will be closed on Friday, November 24th. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, November 27th.