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Please see the attached Amended General Order, signed May 26, 2022, regarding the pilot program for electronic service in Social Security cases.


Please see the attached news release announcing the appointment of Colin Fieman as the next federal public defender for the Western District of Washington.


On April 11, 2022, John H. Chun was sworn in as a United States District Court Judge for the Western District of Washington.  Judge Chun will sit in Seattle.  Please view this short...


Once again Western District of Washington, in collaboration with Seattle University, is offering the Judicial Institute for Teachers grade 5 - 12. Help spread the word! The institute is free of charge and clock hours are included. More...


Please see General Order 05-22 re Hearings by Video or Telephone as Authorized by the CARES Act.  General Order 05-22 extends for another 90 days from today's date the...


As of now, due to fixes at the national level, the Western District of Washington District Court CM/ECF system outage is resolved.  The system outage filing procedures are no longer in effect as of 9:30 a.m.  Electronic filings must be made...


Please see the attached General Order 04-22, signed March 3, 2022, which replaces the procedures of General Orders 03-22, 01-22, and 16-21.


Please see the attached General Order 03-22, signed February 3, 2022, which amends General Order 16-21 and 01-22 for an additional 30 days.


Please see General Order 02-22, signed on January 26, 2022, adopting amendments to the Local Civil Rules, effective January 26, 2022...


Please see the attached General Order 01-22, signed January 7, 2022, which amends...