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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 ...


Please see General Order 13-22 re Hearings by Video or Telephone as Authorized by the CARES Act.  General Order 13-22 extends for another 90 days from 12/15/2022, the...


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.