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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The TPCBA Community Service Awards Committee is looking for 2020 award nominations

2020 Awards – Nomination Form

The TPCBA Community Service Awards Committee is looking for nominations. These awards recognize lawyers and others in Pierce County who work to make the community a better place. Sometimes this may be through work to make the legal system better. Other times it might be an activity entirely unrelated to the law that has significantly improved our community. Or it might be someone who has consistently and quietly helped to make Pierce County a better place, year after year, because it’s the right thing to do. You know they’re out there. Now tell us, so we can tell everyone else and recognize these deserving people for all their good work.

Nominations will be reviewed by the TPCBA Community Service Award Recognition Committee, which will make recommendations to the TPCBA President. 1. Complete this 2020 Community Service Award Committee Nomination Form, save it, and email it to asearle@connelly-law.com by 12/31/20. Questions: P: (253) 593-5100. 2. Also email additional supporting materials/documentation (see 2020 Community Service Award Committee Nomination Form).

2021-2022 TPCBA NOTICE OF OPEN NOMINATIONS FOR ELECTION

The Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for the 2021-2022 Board of Trustees. The following positions will be open: one Vice-President position (2021), one Secretary-Treasurer position (2021 and 2022) and three Trustee positions (2021 and 2022). The elected Vice-President will also serve a term as President in the year 2022 and immediate Past President in 2023. The three Trustees will serve a two-year term.

To assist the Nominating Committee, a questionnaire is here: 2020 Statement of Intent. If you would like to be considered for a position on the Board, or would like to nominate another TPCBA member, please send the completed statement of intent 2020 Statement of Intent to director@tpcba.com, before December 31, 2020.

Please feel free to contact the Bar Office at 253 272-8871 or anyone listed directly below that is serving on the Nominating Committee, if you have any questions or wish to discuss any aspects of the nominating process. Thank you.

Jamey McCormick, President
Email: jmccormick@epic-law.com

Amanda Searle, Vice President
Email: asearle@connelly-law.com

Heather Young, Secretary-Treasurer
Email: hyoung@tuell-young.com
P: (253) 759-0070

Download here: 2020 Statement of Intent

*** PTC JOB ANNOUNCEMENT***  2021 Superior Court Pro Tem Commissioner

*** PTC JOB ANNOUNCEMENT***

 2021 Superior Court Pro Tem Commissioner

Beginning September 14th, attorneys interested in applying for the 2020 Pierce County Superior Court Pro Tem Commissioner List shall complete a Pierce County Personnel Application, Superior Court Supplemental Questionnaire, and Release of Information.   The application packet may be obtained from the Superior Court website at http://piercecountywa.gov/superior/employment.

**CURRENT PRO TEM COMMISSIONERS MUST APPLY FOR RE-APPOINTMENT**

Applications will be accepted by email only through Friday, October 30, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. and should be emailed to Commissioner Services at Mary.Madden@Piercecountywa.gov. Applicants will receive an acknowledgement email in response.   If an acknowledgement email is not received, please call Mary Madden at 253-798-6697.

*PLEASE NOTE:     APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE 4:00 P.M. DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.*

An applicant must have a minimum of five years of experience in the State of Washington and may not serve as a pro tem commissioner if appointed or serving as a Guardian Ad Litem for compensation under Title 11, 13 or 26.

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