Judge Susan J. Craighead
c/o King County Superior Court
516 3rd Ave, Room C-203
Seattle, WA 98104
Courtroom Number: E-835
Bailiff: Chase Craig
Assignment: Unified Family Court
- Visit this webpage before contacting the court.
- Read the Superior Court Email Policy.
- Get instructions for submitting Working Papers.
Non-Dispositive MotionsParties must comply with LR 7 when setting motions without argument. Working papers should be addressed to Judge Susan J. Craighead and delivered to the Judges' Mailroom. (See mailing address above.) Please place bulky pleadings and attachments into notebooks with appropriate tabs.
Dispositive MotionsParties must contact the court to schedule a motion with oral argument. Dispositive motions are set on Friday afternoons in one-hour increments. To request a hearing date, please call or e-mail the bailiff and include the case name, cause number and type of hearing requested. The bailiff will check the judge's calendar and respond with available dates and times. Parties are encouraged to call the court as soon as possible, as the calendar fills up quickly. Please place bulky pleadings and attachments into notebooks with appropriate tabs.
Settlement / Strike MotionPlease call or e-mail the bailiff immediately if a case settles or a motion needs to be stricken from the court's calendar.
- Pretrial Conferences - In addition to the Joint Confirmation of Readiness, the court schedules Pretrial Conferences at the court's discretion. Pretrial conferences will be scheduled by the court approximately two-four weeks before the trial date.
- Witness Examination Time Form
- Jury Selection - Court's General Voir Dire Questions
- Jury Selection - Voir Dire Jury Panel Seating Chart
Pursuant to Local Rule 16 (5) the Joint Statement of Evidence is to be filed, not later then 5 court days before the scheduled trial date. As a courtesy to the court clerk please deliver the Trial Exhibits (notebooks) to the Judge’s Mailroom (see mailing address above) 2-3 days prior to the trial date along with two copies of the Joint Statement of Evidence. Exhibit List Template.
Counsel will present two sets of exhibits. The first (original set) will be marked by the clerk and used at trial. The second (copy) set is a courtesy copy for the judge. Do not mark directly on any exhibits as this will be done by the clerk
Exhibits should be submitted in three ring binders using numbered tabs to separate each exhibit. Notebooks should be large enough so that the exhibits are not overcrowded. Plaintiff’s or petitioner's trial exhibits shall begin with the Number 1, and shall be numbered consecutively up to the last proposed exhibit. Defendant’s or respondent's trial exhibits shall begin with the number which follows plaintiff’s or petitioner's last proposed trial exhibit.
Depositions are not to be marked as an exhibit since they are part of the court file. Exhibits to the deposition may be marked as exhibits in evidence. Otherwise, all unattached exhibits in a deposition should be stapled or secured inside the back cover of the deposition.
Additional Exhibits presented during trial will be marked and designated by the clerk. Please provide an original for the clerk and a courtesy copy for the judge.
Once an exhibit has been marked by the clerk, it is officially in her or his custody. To withdraw an exhibit prior to the completion of trial, an attorney will need to make a motion to withdraw the exhibit (on the record) in open court.
Please contact Judge Craighead's courtroom regarding the pre-marking of all trial exhibits or any further questions.
There is to be no displaying of any trial transcripts or parts of transcripts to the jury.