Parties must comply with all the requirements of KCLR 7 when setting motions without oral argument. All non-dispositive motions will be considered by the Court without oral argument unless a party requests oral argument and the Court deems oral argument to be necessary. If you wish to request oral argument, please so indicate on the front page of your motion or opposition. Judge Shah will consider the request when he reviews the motion on the date noted for hearing without oral argument. If at that time the Court decides to hear oral argument, the bailiff will contact the parties regarding scheduling. If the Court does not grant oral argument, you will receive a courtesy copy of the Court’s order on the non-dispositive motion once the Court enters a ruling.
Dispositive motions and hearing requests
Dispositive motions are typically heard on Fridays. You may request a hearing by emailing or telephoning the bailiff.
Any email request for a dispositive motion hearing must include
- Case name and cause number
- Names and email addresses of all parties
- Type of hearing and dates requested
Judge Shah typically allots 1 hour for dispositive motions. Additional time may be provided on hearings involving multiple parties or multiple related motions. Please advise the bailiff of your request for additional time when scheduling.
Proposed orders and working papers
Department 50 is a paperless court and prefers all working copies submitted via e-working copies.
Judge Shah requires a Word version of all proposed orders. You may submit your proposed order via the e-filing portal by using the e-working copies application, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Working copies of motions and declarations must be submitted via the e-filing portal, or if you cannot e-file, then by delivery to the Judges’ Mail Room (C-203) of the King County Courthouse. The Court cannot accept delivery of working papers by email or by delivery to the courtroom. Please notify the Court immediately if your case settles or you need to strike a motion.