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The Exhibits Retention Pilot Project concluded on January 31, 2018.  Finding the Pilot Project both useful and successful in meeting its goals, the Court now implements the procedures permanently, beginning on February 1, 2018.  Please see...


The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to the following rules and forms and have asked that they be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.



The court will be closed Monday, December 25th and Monday, January 1st in observance of Christmas and New Year's Day.  All offices will reopen for normal business hours on the Tuesday following each of these federal holidays.


Please see the attached flyer to view the slate of 2018 FBA Officer and Trustee Nominees.


The Court will be closed on Friday, November 24th. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, November 27th. 


The Local Magistrate Judge Rules for the Western District of Washington have been updated effective 11/9/2017.  Please visit our Local Rules page...


Please join us for The Annual Bench-Bar CLE on Social Security Appeals Practice in the Western District of Washington, the annual CLE seminar sponsored by the Western District of Washington’s Social Security Committee. This year’s program will be...


The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, which serves more than 22 million people in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, seeks a dedicated and experienced administrator to be the Clerk of Court. The...


The Court invites you to review and comment on proposed amendments to the Local Magistrate Judge Rules, available on the Court's Local Rules web page.  Comments may be sent via email to...


The Local Criminal Rules for the Western District of Washington have been updated effective 7/01/2017. Please visit our Local Rules page for...