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Please see General Order 08-19, signed on 12/03/2019, adopting Amendments to the Local Criminal Rules, effective 01/01/2020.


United States District Court for the Western District of Washington will be closed on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, December 24, 2019: Christmas Eve
  • Wednesday, December 25, 2019: Christmas Day
  • Wednesday, January 1,...

The Litigation Academy is a partnership between the United States District Court for the
Western District of Washington (WDWA) and the Federal Bar Association for the WDWA. The
Academy will offer a...


UPDATE: Proposed amendments to Local Civil Rule 3 were added on October 28, 2019, and the deadline for comment on the Local Civil Rules has been extended to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 11, 2019.

The deadline...


The Court will be closed on Friday, November 29, 2019.  Regular business hours will resume on Monday, December 2, 2019.


The current four-year term of office of part-time United States Magistrate Judge Paula McCandlis is due to expire on May 1, 2020.  The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment...


Please join us for the annual CLE Seminar sponsored by the Western District of Washington’s Social Security Committee. This year’s program will be hosted by the Hon. Marsha J. Pechman, U.S. District Court Judge and Chair of the Western District...


The Court has raised the limit on PDF file size from 35 megabytes (MB) to 75 MB when filing documents in CM/ECF.  For more information on PDF document requirements please visit ouf CM/ECF Requirements and...


Please see the attached order, signed September 23rd, 2019, appointing Marc L. Barreca as Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Washington. 


On June 25, 2019, the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedures approved publication of proposed amendments to the following:

  • Appellate Rules 3, 6, 42, and Forms 1 and 2;
  • Bankruptcy Rules 2005, 3007,...