Judge Helen L. Halpert
c/o King County Superior Court
516 3rd Ave, Room C-203
Seattle, WA 98104
Courtroom Number: E-713
Bailiff: Jonathan Flam
For the fastest response, please contact the bailiff through email. It may take a bit longer to respond to a voice mail. Please refer to the court's email policy when contacting the court. Superior Court Email Policy.
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- Read the Superior Court Email Policy.
- Get instructions for submitting Working Papers.
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Dispositive Motions and Hearing Requests
Oral argument on motions is generally scheduled for Friday mornings. Requests for hearing dates are accepted by emailing the bailiff.
Motions without oral argument need not be confirmed with the Court; these motions shall comply with Local Rule 7(b) when setting motions without oral argument.
Paper Working Copies
If you are not using electronic copies through the clerk’s office, deliver paper copies of the working copies to the Judges’ Mailroom. Working Papers
Confirmation of Trial Readiness
This court does not require that the parties submit a Confirmation of Trial Readiness. The bailiff will contact the attorneys or parties (for non-represented parties) approximately six weeks before trial to set a telephonic pre-trial conference.
Ex Parte via the Clerk
King County Superior Court requires that certain ex parte and agreed orders be presented through the Clerk’s Office in writing, without oral argument. Please review the Ex Parte Motions and Hearings Manual, available on the Clerk’s Office Website, for specific information on related procedures. The list of current order types that must be presented through ex parte via the clerk is found: https://dja-eweb.kingcounty.gov/exparte/PublicList.aspx
Copies of Non-Washington Authority Not Required
Although LCR 7(b)(5)(B)(v) requires that copies of all cited non-Washington authorities shall be provided to the hearing judge, Judge Halpert does not require parties to comply with this requirement.
Other Helpful Information
Please notify the bailiff by e-mail to strike a motion – always provide the case name, cause number, and the date for which the motion is noted.