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Senior Judge Ronald B. Leighton retired from the Western District of Washington effective September 1, 2020.  All of Judge Leighton’s pending cases have been transferred to other district judges in the Western District of Washington.  If you have...


On Saturday, September 12th, CM/ECF will be unavailable during our regularly scheduled maintenance window (6:00 AM to 10:00 AM) but may extend until 12:00 pm due to a required system upgrade.


Please see the attached Amended General Order, signed August 31st, 2020, appointing panel to consider the appointment of a magistrate judge. 


The 'Attorney's Guide to Opening a Civil Case' has been updated and can be found on our Attorneys - Civil Case Opening page. This guide...


These guidelines are in place during operations under the COVID-19 crisis for the judge listed below. Judges may request courtesy copies in individual situations.

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Please see the attached amended General Order, signed July 2nd, 2020, regarding the pilot program for electronic service in Social Security cases. 


Check out PACER’s newly redesigned, informational and resource website,

The website provides information about how the public can access federal court records...


Please see the attached General Order, signed April 8th, 2020, adopting the amended Criminal Justice Act Plan. 


Please see the attached General Order, signed April 6th, 2020, regarding CJA Counsel interim voucher submissions during the ongoing disruption to court operations. 


Per General Order 02-20 all hearings scheduled for March – June have been canceled due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 emergency and will be rescheduled. The Court is still formulating a plan to reschedule these matters. Once a final plan is in place...