News & Announcements

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Wed, 09/10/2014
Constitution Day - September 17, 2014

On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, judges from 22 judicial districts and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals will administer oaths of citizenship to America’s newest citizens in celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. Federal judges naturalize hundreds of thousands of immigrants a year, yet this is the first time the federal judiciary has coordinated an entire day of naturalization ceremonies spanning the country. To learn more about the United States Constitution and the privilege of earning American Citizenship, click here.

Tue, 09/09/2014
Federal Bar Association Board News

The Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Washington, recently announced its newly-elected board. In addition, they are accepting applications for three (3) Lawyer Representatives to serve as FBA board members and representatives to the annual Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. Please click on the links provided for details and contact information.

Fri, 08/15/2014
Proposed Amendments to Federal Rules Posted for Public Comment.
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules has proposed amendments to the bankruptcy rules and forms. The proposed amendments and forms are available on the U.S. Courts website and may be accessed by clicking here. The public comment period ends February 17, 2015.
Wed, 07/30/2014
Local Rules Amended

General Order 14-02 amends LBR 2016-1, 2083-1, 9013-1, and 9018-1, effective August 1, 2014. The new rules may be accessed by clicking here. A redline version of the rules may be accessed by clicking here.

Thu, 07/24/2014
New Text-Only Event for Certificate of Service
Electronic filers can now use a new text-only event to file a certificate of service. Filers can find the event under Bankruptcy>Certificate of Service>Certificate of Service – text only.