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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 Tacoma, WA. Please click on the links below to access the notice and application form....


Please be advised that the Western Washington District Court's CM/ECF application will be in maintenance/read-only mode from Friday , October 10 at 6:00 p.m. PDT until an estimated return to normal services on Monday, October 13 at 2:00 p.m. PDT...


A new General Order regarding the appointment of Brian D. Lynch as Chief Bankruptcy Judge can be found on our General Orders page.



A new juror scam email, which fraudulently seeks personal information that could aid identity theft, has been reported in at least 14 federal court districts.

For more information visit this webpage:...


Access to CM/ECF has been restored .  Please call the ECF Support Desk with problems/questions at 206-370-8440.


The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington has adopted a new general order regarding the deposit and investment of registry...


Please take notice that, effective July 1, 2014, the Western District of Washington will no longer be accepting courtesy copies filed in 3-ring binders.  If a courtesy copy is submitted in a 3-ring binder after that date, the...


The Local Criminal Rules and Local Civil Rules for the Western District of Washington have been updated effective 1/31/2014.
Please visit our Local Rules page for more information and for PDF versions...


The Court invites you to review and comment on proposed amendments to the Local Supplemental Admiralty Rules, available on the Court's Local Rules...


Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1914(b), the Judicial Conference of the United States has approved the following fee increases, effective December 1, 2013:

  • Notice of Appeal Filing Fee increases from $455 to $505
  • Retrieval of Records...