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Mailing Address:
c/o King County Superior Court
516 3rd Ave, Room C-203
Seattle, WA 98104

Courtroom Number: W-928

Phone: 206-477-1385

Email: cahan.court@kingcounty.gov

Bailiff: Peggy Wu

Department: 10

Assignment: Chief Civil

Judge Cahan Biographical Information

Accessing the Virtual Audio Courtroom

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TEMPORARY COVID-19 PROCEDURES

Judge Cahan will hold most proceedings telephonically.  Please view Accessing the Virtual Audio Courtroom page for call-in instructions.  In the future, as the court obtains video technology, video hearings may be an option.

TELEPHONIC OATH OF ATTORNEY INSTRUCTIONS   

  • Oath of Attorney
  • Due to the half day judicial trainings, the Oath of Attorney ceremony has the following changes: 
      • The November 12, 2020 oath ceremony will be cancelled and rescheduled to Friday, November 13, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.
      • The December 3, 2020 oath ceremony will be cancelled and rescheduled to Friday, December 4, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.

  • TELEPHONIC SEATTLE CHIEF CIVIL CALENDAR INSTRUCTIONS     
    • Until further notice, Chief Civil Calendars are held only on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.    
    • Due to the half day judicial trainings, the Seattle Chief Civil Calendar has the following changes:
          • The November 12, 2020 Seattle Chief Civil Calendar will be cancelled and rescheduled to Friday, November 13, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.
          • The December 3, 2020 Seattle Chief Civil Calendar will be cancelled and rescheduled to Friday, December 4, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.
  • NON-DISPOSITIVE MOTIONS

     

    Emergency Order #18 extended the time limits in KCLCR 7 to a nine-court day notice.  Please check the King County Superior Court Website at https://www.kingcounty.gov/courts/superior-court.aspx for the most current Emergency Order.

     

    DISPOSITIVE MOTIONS AND HEARINGS REQUESTS

    Dispositive motions are typically heard on Fridays.  Please email or call the bailiff with hearing requests.  Please provide the following:

    • Case Name and Cause Number
    • Type of Hearing and Dates Requested
    • Names of the Parties

    Dispositive motions are typically allotted one hour for the hearing.  Please advise the bailiff if requesting additional time due to multiple parties or motions.  While Emergency Orders are in effect, Judge Cahan will conduct dispositive motion hearings telephonically.  As the court obtains video technology, video may also be an option.  Please view Accessing the Virtual Audio Courtroom page for instructions.

    Working Copies

    Parties are encouraged to use the Clerk’s Office E-Working Copies service. 

    Judge Cahan accepts stipulations and agreed orders via email.  Proposed orders are best submitted in Word format.

     

    Copies of Non-Washington Authority Not Necessary

    Judge Cahan does not require parties to submit copies of all cited non-Washington authorities (upon which parties placed substantial reliance) to the court per LCR 7(b)(5)(B)(v).

    Trial Procedures 

    Please review these general Trial Preparation Guidelines for Judge Cahan’s court.

    Jury Selection 

    Court Transcripts

    • For cases with an assigned court reporter: If prior to the hearing or trial you know that you will want a copy of the transcript, please contact the court reporter.
    • For digitally recorded courtrooms: If prior to the hearing or trial you know that you will want a copy of the CD, notify the courtroom clerk, who will be able to provide the information needed at the end of the hearing. If at some time following the hearing or trial, you determine you need a copy of the CD, it may be obtained directly from the Clerk's Office copy center. You will need to submit a completed CD Request Form.

    Weddings

     

    Judge Cahan performs weddings by appointment Monday through Friday at 4:30 PM at the King County Courthouse. Please contact email the bailiff at cahan.court@kingcounty.gov or call (206) 477-1385 for availability and fee information.