Judge Melinda Young
c/o King County Superior Court
516 3rd Ave, Room C-203
Seattle, WA 98104
Courtroom Number: W-921
Bailiff: Jennifer McBeth
- Visit this webpage before contacting the court.
- Read the Superior Court Email Policy.
- Get instructions for Delivering Documents.
- Get instructions for Scheduling Civil Motions.
- Review these Trial Preparation guidelines. Department 6 Trial Procedures.
- Please review the applicable State Court Rules and Local Court Rules before contacting the court.
Dispositive motions are heard on Fridays. Judge Young requests that you check with the opposing counsel/party before scheduling any hearing in order to make sure that the date is mutually agreeable. Doing so reduces the need to reschedule hearings due to conflicts.
Any request for a dispositive motion hearing must be emailed to the court and include the following:
- Case number and name
- Names, phone numbers and email addresses of all counsel/parties
- Nature of hearing
The Court typically allots one hour for dispositive motions. Additional time may be provided on hearings involving multiple parties or complex motions. Please advise the bailiff if additional time is being requested.
Note: Most motions do not require oral argument under the Civil or Local Rules. If a party would like to request oral argument, the motion should be noted pursuant to the applicable court rules, simply noting in the upper right hand corner of the working papers “Oral Argument Requested.” If, after reviewing all briefing, the Court determines oral argument is appropriate, the bailiff will contact the parties and set a mutually acceptable time for oral argument.
Judge Young’s court is paperless. Please use the Clerk’s Office e-working copies service, provide a sharefile link, or submit your working copies on a flash drive or CD. The flash drive or CD should be delivered to the Judges’ Mailroom, C-203, with Judge Young’s name and the case information clearly marked.
Judge Young will accept stipulated and agreed orders via email, provided they comply with LCR 7(b)(4)(H). Please send to the bailiff at the email address above. The proposed order should be submitted in Word format and signed by all counsel/parties.
Digitally Recorded Courtroom
The court proceedings in Department 6 are recorded by FTR Gold equipment which digitally records all proceedings. If you are requesting a copy of a recording, you will need to submit a completed CD Request Form to the Clerk’s Office. If the parties are requesting a court reporter for a hearing/trial, please notify the bailiff as soon as possible.
Please notify the court immediately if your case settles or you need to strike a motion.