Judge Steve Rosen
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c/o King County Superior Court
516 3rd Ave, Room C-203
Seattle, WA 98104
Courtroom Number: W-728
Bailiff: Janie Smoter
Assignment: Unified Family Court
- Please reference Emergency Order 20-0-12050-5 Unified Family Court General Order Re: 1. Trial Continuances 2. Post-Secondary Child Support for details.
- All Trials set between 3/16/20 and 6/8/20 will be continued, except where a party can show compelling reasons to preserve the current trial setting.
- Parties are encouraged to submit a Stipulated Order to Continue Trial via email to the Court.
- If parties cannot agree to a continuance, a Motion to preserve the current trial date shall be filed by 3/28/20 without oral argument.
- If a motion is not filed, the Court will determine the new trial date during the Pretrial/Status Conference.
- All existing Pretrial Conferences will still be held unless stricken or rescheduled by the Court.
- All UFC motions permitted by Emergency Order #6 , Pretrial Conferences, Status Conferences will be held telephonically, except where the Judge deems oral argument unnecessary.
- NO IN PERSON COURT APPEARANCES ALLOWED without the express written permission of the Judge
- Please monitor the King County United Family Court Website for updates.
- Visit this webpage before contacting the court.
- Read the Superior Court Email Policy.
- Get instructions for Delivering Documents.
- Get instructions for Scheduling Civil Motions.
- Review these Trial Preparation guidelines.
DO NOT email Judge Rosen directly. All correspondence must go through the bailiff.
Civil Case Information, Forms, and Documents
Judge Rosen no longer has a Civil Caseload. If your civil case was previously with Judge Rosen, as of 1/13/2020 your case has been transferred to Judge Susan Craighead. You can contact her court at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 477-1435.
Contact the Clerk's Office for information regarding individual civil cases. The main information desk can be reached by calling 206-296-9300.
Civil Court Forms are available both online and from the Clerk's Office.
Learn how and where to file your court documents and how to get copies of court documents.
Rules to Review before Calling
- Ex Parte Procedures - King County Local Rule 40.1
- Procedures for motions without oral argument - King County Local Rule 7
- Revision & Reconsideration - King County Local Rule 7
- Trial Continuance - King County Local Rule 40
- Summary Judgments - Civil Rule 56
- Motion to dismiss - Civil Rule 12
- Motion to set aside judgment - Civil Rule 60
- Motions for order compelling discovery – King County Local Rule 37
- Motion to shorten time – KCLR 7(b)(10)
- Motion to seal – LGR 15
Parties must comply with all the requirements of KCLR 7 when setting motions without oral argument. All non-dispositive motions will be considered by the Court without oral argument unless a party requests oral argument and the Court deems oral argument to be necessary. If you wish to request oral argument, please so indicate on the front page of your motion or opposition. Judge Rosen will consider the request when he reviews the motion on the date noted for hearing without oral argument. If at that time the Court decides to hear oral argument, the bailiff will contact the parties regarding scheduling. If the Court does not grant oral argument, you will receive a courtesy copy of the Court’s order on the non-dispositive motion once the court enters a ruling.
Motions with Oral Argument Hearing Requests
Judge Rosen’s motions with oral argument calendar is available below. Judge Rosen is available in 30-minute slots which are noted as “WITH ORAL ARGUMENT MOTION TIME AVAILABLE” on this calendar. Please select a date from this calendar, and then check with all opposing counsel or pro se parties to make sure that the date works before contacting the bailiff, if possible. Doing so reduces the need to reschedule hearings due to conflicts.
Once you have selected a date and confirmed all parties’ availability, you must contact the bailiff to confirm the date is still available. DO NOT note your motion until the bailiff has sent back confirmation.
Requests for hearing dates are accepted by emailing the bailiff. Judge Rosen requires that you must also file and provide a working copy of your Note for Motion and Proof of Service within 48 hours after confirming a hearing date.
Any email request for a motion with oral argument hearing must include the following:
- Case name and cause number
- Names, phone numbers and email addresses of all counsel or pro se party, if known
- Type of hearing and date(s) requested
The following policies and procedures have been implemented by this Court to ensure access to the motions with oral argument calendar for all cases. The Court enforces them strictly as to all parties:
- Each motion is allotted 30 minutes for argument and ruling.Any additional (separately-briefed) motion must also be scheduled with the Court.You may not include those as part of your response to a motion.
- All working copies of the parties’ briefs and accompanying documents must be submitted as hard copy working copies via the judges’ mailroom, Rm. C203 – through either e-working copies or a delivery service of your choice.
- As we have hundreds of cases on our caseload competing for limited motion availability, If the moving party elects for any reason not to proceed with the motion, that party shall notify the court to strike the hearing immediately, per KCLCR 7(b)(4)(H).
Types of motions that are granted oral argument are motions for revisions, dispositive motions, preliminary injunctions, and class certification hearings.
No Deliveries Directly to the Courtroom
Unless arrangements have been made directly with Judge Rosen’s bailiff, no deliveries are to be made directly to the courtroom. All deliveries should be made to the judges' mailroom. (See mailing address above.)
Hearing / Trial Information
General trial schedule is Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Judge Rosen hears motions with oral argument and sentence modification hearings at 4:00 PM. All 4:00 PM hearings will conclude no later than 4:25 PM.
If your case is assigned to Judge Rosen, there is the possibility that your case could be assigned to another judge at the time of trial. The assignment will generally take place on Thursday afternoon prior to trial. You are still required to comply with all court rules regarding pretrial submissions and deadlines. All papers submitted will be provided to the trial judge at the time of assignment by Judge Rosen’s bailiff. To determine what judge you have been assigned to for trial, please check the Civil Standby Calendar. It will be updated on Thursday afternoon prior to trial and is continuously updated (as needed) at other times.
Judge Rosen requires all counsel and parties to be prepared at the end of each day to disclose all witnesses that party is intending to call the following day in trial.
Judge Rosen performs weddings Monday – Friday at 4:30 PM at the King County Courthouse. He also performs weekend weddings at the King County Courthouse, or off-site. Please email email@example.com or call (206) 477-1525 for availability and fee.