Hearing Request - Frank L. Kurtz
Please fill out the form below to request a hearing, include any additional "comments" that would pertain to scheduling, i.e. unavailable date, if emergency, state the nature of emergency, etc.
All hearings are automatically scheduled via phone conference unless specifically requested to be in "open court" and approved by Chambers personnel. The Judge's call-in phone number is 509-353-3192. See Local Rule 9073 for further information.
IMPORTANT "OPEN COURT" INFORMATION
Per General Order 05-54-1, unless otherwise ordered by the court, laptop computers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), Blackberries for email purposes and pagers may be used in the courtroom provided they emit no sound and are not disruptive to the proceedings. Cellular phones are prohibited from use in the courtoom. However, unless otherwise ordered by the court, cellular phones may be utilized in the hallways, lobbies, and other areas of the environs. Any device which has the potential to emit sound or be disruptive to court proceedings must be turned off or set on silent mode in the courtroom. The use of this equipment is permissible within a judge's chambers at the discretion of the judge. Please see the general order on the court's website for further information regarding permissible activities within the courthouse.
If you have any questions, please call the Judge's chambers at 509-576-6128.