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Update from the Superior Court regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Activities

Please Note: 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 is committed to protecting the safety and security of our community while performing our Constitutional duties.

Remote Hearing Resources: The Court and partners have created a training video to assist litigants in preparing for remote (virtual) court proceedings.  For information about the ShareFile exhibit sharing process, visit the Clerk's Electronic Exhibits.  Additional resources are planned and will be posted soon. 

Self-Represented: This document is to help you understand how to access the court during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Español: Este documento tiene como fin ayudarle a entender cómo conectarse con el tribunal durante la pandemia del COVID-19. 

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.

Jurors: A limited number of King County Superior Court jury trials are set to resume on July 6, 2020.  If you receive notification that you are assigned to service on or after that date, please follow your written directions specifically.  Do not come in person to court until directed to do so by court personnel.

To protect the health and safety of jurors and prospective jurors during the COVID-19 crisis, King County Superior Court has made dramatic changes to how jury trials are administered. No longer will people be assembled in large groups. Instead, in advance of reporting jurors will be directed by the assigned trial judge to complete an online orientation and any case-specific written questionnaires. Then, they will be asked to report to the trial courtroom in small groups for individual questioning prior to selection on the final jury panel. Trials will be on staggered schedules, to limit the number of people in buildings at a time, and courtrooms have been reconfigured to facilitate social distancing. Masks will be required and supplied if necessary.


Filed Date Court Order (linked to document)
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 
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
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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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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