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Clerk’s Office hours (weekdays excluding court holidays):
9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 - 4:30 p.m. (The office is closed from 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.)
The Clerk's domestic violence and antiharassment protection order services (room W378 of the King County Courthouse) will remain open during the lunch hour.
Electronic filing (e-filing) in King County Superior Court is mandatory for attorneys, with a few exceptions, per LGR30.
Non-attorneys may choose to e-file but are not required to do so. Learn more
Clerk's Alerts: Subscribe to receive periodic e-mail notices from the Clerk regarding important process changes, court updates and new information. Learn more
Clerk's Office CLE Workshop for Attorneys & Legal Professionals: Sign up early to attend one of the Clerk's Office CLE Workshops (10 WSBA credits) as space is limited. The program covers the principal functions of the Clerk's Office services and processes, including practical tips. Learn more
Public Defender Certifications
The Washington Supreme Court adopted standards for indigent defense services which mandates the filing of a certification of compliance with the courts by public defenders practicing in adult criminal and juvenile offender cases. For 2013, the case number in which to file these certificates is 13-1-12051-4. Learn more
Ex Parte Motions and Hearings
The King County Superior Court Ex Parte and Probate Department has adopted a policy and procedure for the presentation of ex parte matters. Notably, only certain matters are granted oral argument and the remaining matters must be submitted, in writing only, through the Clerk's office (i.e., "Ex Parte via the Clerk"). Learn more
Shortening Civil Case Schedule
The Clerk's Office has implemented a plan to shorten the Civil Case Schedule, per direction by the Court. The goal is to reduce the schedule from 17.5 months down to the 12 month standard over a period of three years, to conclude in January 2015. To view the schedule reduction timeline, go to: Civil Case Schedule Reduction
Temporary Employment with the Clerk's Office
All temporary employment applications are reviewed for basic office skills. Qualified candidates are then placed on a list. When hiring is necessary, applicants are interviewed and matched with a position that best fits both the applicants and departments needs.
Temporary employees are not guaranteed employment or any specific number of hours. To apply for a permanent full or part-time position with the Clerk's Office go to the King County Jobs page and review any currently open employment positions within the Department of Judicial Administration Division.
Temporary Employment Application