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The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington is pleased to announce that Grady J. Leupold has been selected as the new magistrate judge in Tacoma. Mr. Leupold will succeed Magistrate Judge J. Richard Creatura, who...


Please see General Order 05-23 re CJA Counsel Service Provider Authorization.


The Western District has updated the procedures for filing in the electronic filing system (CM/ECF).

The updated procedures can be found on the E-Filing: Getting Started page or directly...


The following United States District Judge nominations have been received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary:

  • 4/29/21: David G. Estudillo, of Washington, to be United States District Judge...

Due to system maintenance, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington's CM/ECF filing system will be unavailable from 5:00 am PDT, Saturday, April 1, 2023 to 7:00 am PDT Monday, April 3, 2023. Please...


Please see General Order 04-23 re Hearings by Video or Telephone as Authorized by the CARES Act.  General Order 04-23 extends for another 90 days from 3/15/23,...


Please see the attached General Order, signed March 7th, 2023, regarding Amazon Counterfeit Enforcement Litigation. 


Please see General Order 02-23, signed on February 1, 2023, adopting amendments to the Local Civil Rules, effective February 1, 2023.


Please see General Order 01-23 re: Division of Court Business, signed by Chief Judge Estudillo on January 13, 2023


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