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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,...

Please see the attached General Order, signed July 19th, 2019, regarding petitions for retroactive application of Rahaif v. United States. 


Please submit a quotation for design-build services for fiber backbone cabling including installation, splicing, and termination of multimode fiber optic cabling in our Seattle and Tacoma, Washington courthouses.

A fixed price award from...


Please see the attached General Order, signed July 1st, 2019, in the matter of CJA appointed counsel obtaining paralegal and investigation services without prior authorization...


The attached rule change proposals have been posted on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal's website for public comment.  Comments are due...


The Tacoma and Seattle Courthouses will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2019 and Friday, July 5, 2019 in celebration of Independence Day.