Make donations to the Honorable Thomas P. Larkin Scholarship for Mock Trial

Please think about the love and memories you hold, and consider donating to the Honorable Thomas P. Larkin Scholarship for Mock Trial to help us keep his memory alive the best way we could think of – by helping other people. Thank you for your consideration. You all have meant so much to my Dad, Mom, and me.  I hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday season. I can’t wait until we can get together again soon.

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Exparte Electronic Mail Order Master list Amended July 28 2020

The Court’s Civil Case Management Committee and the Executive Committee have approved permanent additions to the mandatory electronic submission of certain orders. For the most part, it mirrors current practice under our Emergency Orders:  Exparte Electronic Mail Order Master List – Amended July 28 2020

Orders subject to mandatory electronic submission:

  • Case type 2:
    • Judgment on Answer of Garnishee Defendant
    • Order appointing Guardian Ad Litem
    • Order for Writ of Restitution
    • Order of Dismissal
    • Order of Dismissal with Prejudice
    • Order of Dismissal without Prejudice
    • Order of Dismissal *Partial*
    • Stipulated Judgment
    • Default Judgment
    • Order of Default
    • Judgment and Order for Writ of Restitution
    • Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure
    • Order Confirming Sale
    • Order Extending Judgment
    • Order to Show Cause
    • Order for Supplemental Proceedings
    • Order re: Service
    • Order for Publication
    • Order for Service of Summons by Publication
    • Order for Service by Mail
    • Confessions of Judgment
    • Order for Payments in Installments
  • Case type 3:
    • Order of Default
    • Order of Dismissal
    • Order of Dismissal with Prejudice
    • Order of Dismissal without Prejudice
    • Order of Dismissal *Partial*
    • Order for Supplemental Proceedings
    • Order Waiving Filing Fee
    • Order for Service of Summons by Publication
    • Order for Service by Mail
    • Order to DCYF to Release CPS Information
    • Order to Show Cause
    • Agreed Qualified Domestic Relation Orders (QDRO)
    • Agreed Findings of Fact Conclusion of Law, Divorce Decree, Order of Child Support with Child Support Worksheets, Final Parenting Plan presented by attorney (without a trial occurring)
    • Agreed Final Order and Findings for a Parenting Plan, Order of Child Support with Child Support Worksheets, Final Parenting Plan presented by attorney (without a trial occurring)
    • Order Appointing Guardian ad Litem
    • Agreed Temporary Order of Child Support with Child Support Worksheets
    • Final Order and Findings on Petition to Modify Child Support and Child Support Order with Child Support Worksheets
    • Order on Motion to Adjust Child Support and Child Support Order with Child Support Worksheets
    • Agreed Temporary Family Law Order
    • Ex Parte Order on Motion for Final Order Changing Parenting Plan-Moving with Children (Relocation)
  • Case type 4:
    • Order of Default
    • Order of Dismissal
    • Order of Dismissal with Prejudice
    • Order of Dismissal without Prejudice
    • Order Confirming Sale
    • Order Admitting Will to Probate
    • Order Appointing Personal Representative/Administrator
    • Bond
    • Order Granting Letters of Administration
    • Order Granting Non-Intervention Powers
    • Order Waiving Filing Fee
    • Order Appointing Guardian ad Litem
    • Order Adjudicating Solvency
    • Order for Additional Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Hours or Fees

Revised and Extended Order Regarding Court Operations – latest release as of 4/13/20

COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19 AND RELATED CORONAVIRUS

The court incorporates here its prior findings regarding COVID-19 and the state of emergency guidelines as set forth in the prior General Orders. The court finds that the current guidance of local and national health officials requires the Courthouse to remain closed. As of the issuance of this order, the State of Washington remains under a Stay at Home order until May 4, 2020.

  • General Order 07-20 has been posted to the Western District of Washington’s public website and is effective 4/13/2020.
  • General Order 07-20  continues previously established protocols for court operations consistent  to the  manner that will protect the safety and health of all those involved in the proceedings, while preserving the legal rights of the accused and permitting public access.

For further information on COVID-19 and Bankruptcy Court operations in the Western District of Washington, please visit this page.

William M. McCool
District Court Executive/Clerk of Court

 

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Click here to read full order:  Revised and Extended Order Regarding Court Operations

Civil Legal Aid is a Lifeline in the COVID-19 Crisis

The pandemic has created many new civil legal needs in Washington. Legal aid programs are ready to help low-income people and displaced workers affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Find free resources to address your legal issue:

For general information and assistance:

  • Go to Northwest Justice Project’s Know Your Rights Guide to COVID-19
    Find current information on how the pandemic is impacting the court system, housing payments, public benefits, employment, insurance, debt, student loans, consumer protection, and more. The page is on WashingtonLawHelp.org, which provides legal information and resources on many types of civil legal problems, forms and instructions for self-representation, and referral information on free legal aid services across Washington.
  • Call the CLEAR statewide hotline
    Depending on eligibility and type of problem, you can speak directly to a Northwest Justice Project (NJP) advocate to receive telephonic advice and assistance, limited services (i.e. negotiation or document preparation), and/or referral to an NJP regional office or other legal aid attorney.

    • Outside of King County, call  (888) 201-1014 toll-free (weekdays between 9:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.)
    • In King County, call 2-1-1 to be referred to the appropriate legal aid provider
    • Seniors (age 60 and over) statewide can also call (888) 387-7111

For help with unemployment benefits or paid family and medical leave:

For local aid with housing, domestic violence, debt, veterans and elder care, and more:

  • Connect with TACOMAPROBONO’s COVID-19 Clinic! Use the online form at  www.tacomaprobono.org to sent your issue to our local panel of TPCBA volunteers waiting to provide advice on COVID-19 related issues on an expedited timeline.  Generally, see the Washington State Pro Bono Council roster for service areas and contact information, or call CLEAR.

Pierce County Superior Court SC Guidance – 3/20/19

Members:

Thank you for reaching out to us during these challenging times.   The Washington State Supreme Court has issued Amended Order No. 25700-B-607 clarifying the types of proceedings that are still allowed to occur under modified conditions.   Pursuant to the Amended Order, we believe that the Pierce County Superior Court Emergency Orders are acceptable and within the intent of the Supreme Court’s Amended Order so long as the proceedings, including non-jury trials, are conducted without personal appearances through April 24, 2020.   This date may be extended by further Order of this Court or the Washington State Supreme Court.   Please contact your assigned judicial department for specific details.   Modified judges’ motion dockets and commissioners’ dockets continue to be available, as set forth in Emergency Order #4.

Pierce County Superior Court is continuing to operate under its Emergency Orders as posted on the Pierce County Superior Court website, at https://www.co.pierce.wa.us/122/Superior-Court.

All future communication concerning court operations or responses to the Covid-19 crisis will be posted on the Pierce County Superior Court website and the TPCBA website at https://www.tpcba.com.

For case specific inquires please email the assigned judicial department directly.

 Thank you,
Pierce County Superior Court Executive Committee