King County Superior Court
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.
Current Court Operations during the COVID-19 Crisis:
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.
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.
In the News
Judge McDonald's ruling in King County Superior Court case # 20-2-07428-4
- Order Granting Motion to Dismiss (05/27/2020)
Filed in the King County Superior Court case # 20-2-07689-9
- Complaint for Damages: Fraud and Wrongful Death (04/10/2020)
As of Friday, March 27, 2020, Judge Ferguson has signed the following orders regarding the I-976 ruling.
- Order Granting Plaintiffs' Emergency Motion to Temporarily Continue Suspension of Order Lifting Preliminary Injunction (03/27/2020)
- Order Denying Plaintiffs' Motion for Reconsideration (03/12/2020)
- Order on Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment (02/12/2020)
WARNING: Superior Court Phone Scam Reported
Telephone calls have been received that appear to be coming from the King County Superior Court phone number: (206) 477-2600.
The caller has identified himself/herself as a special prosecutor or from the Court, claims the receiver is under investigation or has an outstanding warrant, and attempts to extort money.
This is a scam. Please hang-up and treat the call as you would any unauthorized, fraudulent request.
The Superior Court does not accept payments or collect funds over the phone.