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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 ...


Please see the attached Amended General Order, signed December 2nd, 2022, in re: actions seeking review of the Commissioner of Social Security's final decision...


Amendments to the Federal Rules and forms became effective December 1, 2022.  Please visit the website of the United States Courts to view the amendments....


The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington will be closed on the following dates:

  • Thursday, November 24, 2022: Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday, November 25, 2022
  • Monday, December 26, 2022: Christmas Day (...

Please see the attached General Order 12-22, signed November 3, 2022, which amends the procedures of General Order 07-22.


Please see the attached order, dated October 27, 2022, reappointing Magistrate Judge David W. Christel, effective April 1, 2023.


Please see the attached General Order 11-22 modifying Amended General Order 02-19, effective...


Please see General Order 10-22 re Hearings by Video or Telephone as Authorized by the CARES Act.  General Order 10-22 extends for another 90 days from 9/15/2022, the procedures...


Effective September 3, 2022, the Honorable David G. Estudillo is the Chief District Judge for the Western District of Washington.


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. ...