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Below are operational summaries for each department and please view each department’s home page, using the left menu bar, for additional information.

Translated content (العربية, 中文, Soomaali, Español, Tiếng Việt) can be found here: COVID-19 Court Operations, Video Hearing Resources, FAQs, and Family Court.

Superior Court Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Activities

Per Order of the Superior Court, every person entering a Superior Court courthouse or courtroom is now required to wear a face covering, unless exempted (see Emergency Order #19). Facial coverings will be provided for those without one.

King County Superior Court has suspended in-person jury trials for civil cases to April 26, 2021, in response to COVID-19.  See Emergency Order #31 filed March 26, 2021.

Remote Hearing Resources: Visit the Court's Virtual Civil Jury Trial Preparation page for process training videos and Video Participation for technology tips. For information about the ShareFile exhibit sharing process, visit the Clerk's Electronic Exhibits.  

Litigants: Meydenbauer Center has become a temporary King County Superior Courthouse.   

Self-Represented: For more information view the left menu's Get Help / Information section: COVID-19 Court Operations and Video Hearing Participation.

Evictions: Governor Inslee and a number of mayors of cities in King County issued moratoriums on evictions, late fees, and related issues. King County Superior Court will follow these moratoriums on legal matters. For more information, see Eviction Resolution Program.


Filed Date Court Order (linked to document)
KCSC #31  03/26/2021 King County Superior Court Order: Suspending In-Person Jury Trials for Civil Cases to April 26, 2021
KCSC #30  02/23/2021 King County Superior Court Order: Civil Juries - Allowing civil juries to be drawn from criminal venires only from same venue as civil case
KCSC UFC  02/12/2021  King County Superior Court Order: Unified Family Court Authority to Prioritize and Continue Trials
KCSC #29 01/22/2021 King County Superior Court Order: Juvenile Offender Operations Including Out-Of-Custody Fact Findings
KCSC #28 01/22/2021 King County Superior Court Order: Suspending In-Person Jury Trials for Civil Cases to March 29, 2021
KCSC #27 01/22/2021 King County Superior Court Order: Criminal Cases, Suspension of In-Person Criminal Jury Trials Through February 12, 2021
KCSC #26  01/11/2021  King County Superior Court Order: Juvenile Offender Operations Including Out-Of-Custody Fact Finding Hearings 
KCSC #25  01/11/2021 King County Superior Court Order: Civil Jury Trials and Criminal Cases - Suspending In Person Jury Trials to January 29, 2021 - Resuming In Person Jury Trials February 1, 2021
KCSC #24  12/22/2020  King County Superior Court Order: Civil, Family Law, and Dependency Matters 
KCSC #22A  12/03/2020  King County Superior Court Order: AMENDED #22 Re: Civil Jury Trials and Criminal Cases 
KCSC #23  12/02/2020  King County Superior Court Order: Juvenile Offender Operations Including Out-Of-Custody Fact Findings 
KCSC #22  11/23/2020  King County Superior Court Order: Re Jury Trials
KCSC #21  10/20/2020  King County Superior Court Order: Eviction Resolution Program 
WSSC #647  10/14/2020  WA Supreme Court Order: Extended and Revised Order Re: Dependency and Termination Cases
WSSC #646  10/13/2020  WA Supreme Court Order: 4th Revised and Extended Order Regarding Court Operations 
WSSC #642   09/10/2020  WA Supreme Court Order: Excluded Period in Calculating Time for Trial, and Adopting Related Emergency Measures
WSSC #640   09/10/2020 WA Supreme Court Order: Delayed Reporting to Department of Licensing of Failures to Appear
WSSC #639  09/09/2020  WA Supreme Court Order: Eviction Resolution Program in Superior Court
KCSC #20  08/27/2020  KC Superior Court Order: Civil Juries 
WSSC #631  06/18/2020  WA Supreme Court Order: Modification of Jury Trial Proceedings 
KCSC #19  06/08/2020  KC Superior Court Order: Public Health in King County Superior Court Courthouses 
WSSC #626  05/29/2020  WA Supreme Court Order: Amended Third Revised and Extended Order Regarding Court Operations 
KCSC #18  05/27/2020  KC Superior Court Order: Regarding Civil, Family Law, and Dependency Matters  (Superseded by Emergency Order #24)
WSSC #622  04/30/2020  WA Supreme Court Order: Extended and Revised Order RE: Dependency and Termination Cases 
WSSC #620  04/29/2020  WA Supreme Court Order: Extended and Revised Order RE: Civil Commitment Proceedings 
WSSC #618  04/29/2020 WA Supreme Court Order: Second Revised and Extended Order Regarding Court Operations 
WSSC #617  04/23/2020  WA Supreme Court Order: Regarding Visitation of Certified Professional Guardians
KCSC 
#17 
04/22/2020  KC Superior Court Order: Regarding Civil, Family Law and Dependency Matters  (Superseded by Emergency Order #18)
WSSC #616  04/15/2020  WA Supreme Court Order: Regarding Civil Commitment Proceedings 
WSSC #615  04/13/2020  WA Supreme Court Order: Revised and Extended Order Regarding Court Operations
WSSC #614 04/03/2020  WA Supreme Court Order: Regarding Dependency and Termination Cases 
KCSC #16  03/30/2020 KC Superior Court Order: Regarding Dependency Matters (Extended by Emergency Order #17)
KCSC #15 03/27/2020 KC Superior Court Order: Regarding Civil and Family Law Matters (Extended by Emergency Order #17)
KCSC #14 03/24/2020 KC Superior Court Order: Immediately Allowing Telephonic Interpretation for All Case Types
KCSC #13 03/24/2020 KC Superior Court Order: Regarding Dependency Matters (Superseded by Emergency Order #16)
WSSC #607 03/20/2020 WA Supreme Court Amended Order: Addressing court matters and proceedings through April 24, 2020
KCSC #11A 03/20/2020 KC Superior Court Order: Amending Order #11 Regarding Civil Matters (Superseded by Emergency Order #15)
KCSC #12  03/19/2020  KC Superior Court Order: Children and Family Justice Center: (1) Juvenile Offender Operations; (2) At-Risk Youth, Children in Need of Services / Truancy Operations 
KCSC #11  03/19/2020  KC Superior Court Order: Regarding Civil Matters  (Superseded by Emergency Order #15)
KCSC #10  03/19/2020  KC Superior Court Order: Regarding Presentation of Adult Criminal Defendants 
WSSC #606 03/18/2020  WA Supreme Court Order: Addressing court matters and proceedings between now and through April 24, 2020
KCSC #9  03/18/2020  KC Superior Court Order: Stay of Residential Unlawful Detainer Cases until March 30, 2020 (Extended by Emergency Order #15)
KCSC #8 03/17/2020 KC Superior Court Order: Eviction Enforcement for Nonpayment of Rent Suspended Indefinitely 
KCSC UFC  03/17/2020 KC Superior Court Order: Unified Family Court General Order Re: (1) Trial Continuances; (2) Post-Secondary Child Support (Superseded by Emergency Order #15)
KCSC #7  03/17/2020  KC Superior Court Order: Regarding ITA Court and Cases 
KCSC #6 03/16/2020  KC Superior Court Order: (1) Limiting Motions and Court Appearances in Family Law Matters; (2) Addressing Family Law Operations / Services (Superseded by Emergency Order #15)
KCSC #5 03/13/2020  KC Superior Court Order: Regarding Dependency Proceedings 
KCSC #4 03/13/2020 KC Superior Court Order: (1) Civil Pretrial & Motion Hearings to Be Held Telephonically Unless Specific Request Made; (2) Implementing Attached Plan for All Ex Parte Matters; (3) Changing Family Law Procedures in Ex Parte
KCSC #3 03/13/2020 KC Superior Court Order: (1) Suspending Juror Summons; (2) Continuing Jury Trials for All Case Types; (3) Ruling on Speedy Trial for Criminal Cases; (4) Addressing Ongoing Jury Trials
KCSC #2 03/11/2020 KC Superior Court Order: Allowing Telephonic Testimony in All Non-Trial Hearings for All Case Types
KCSC #1  03/11/2020  KC Superior Court Order: Expanded Criteria for Excusing Jurors Based on Public Health Emergency   
WSSC #602 03/04/2020 WA Supreme Court Order: Presiding Judges are authorized to adopt, modify, and suspend court rules and orders, and to take further actions concerning court operations, as warranted to address the current public health emergency 
PJ-Letter-2020-06

Letter to our community (June 8, 2020) from the Honorable James E. Rogers, Presiding Judge, King County Superior Court, on behalf of the judges, commissioners and staff of the King County Superior Court.

 

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In the News

Judge Bender's ruling in King County Superior Court case # 20-2-13969-6

Judge Rogers' ruling in King County Superior Court case # 20-2-11314-1

Judge McDonald's ruling in King County Superior Court case # 20-2-07428-4

Filed in the King County Superior Court case # 20-2-07689-9

 

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