U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Western District of Washington
Western District of Washington

Hon. Brian D. Lynch, Chief Judge Mark L. Hatcher, Clerk of Court
Seattle Office
Seattle Courthouse
700 Stewart St., #6301
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 370-5200
Tacoma Office
Tacoma Courthouse
1717 Pacific Ave., Ste 2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 882-3900
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· Court to host Bench/Bar meetings to discuss the recent national and local rule and form changes as well as a question and answer session with the judges. Please join us at the event most convenient for you. CLE credit pending. Refreshments and social gathering following each event. No registration required.
Vancouver - Tuesday, January 6 at 3:00 p.m., 341 room
Tacoma - Thursday, January 8 at 3:00 p.m., jury assembly room
Seattle - Thursday, January 15 at 3:00 p.m., 19th floor conference room
Marysville - Wednesday, January 28 at 8:00 a.m., conference room, Marysville Municipal Courthouse
· Updated information as to National and Local Rule, Form and Fee Changes that go into effect Dec. 1, 2014.
· Proposed Amendments Published for Public Comment - On August 15, 2014, the Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules published proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. The proposed amendments, Rules Committee reports explaining the proposed changes, and instructions on how to submit comments are posted on the federal Judiciary's website. The public comment period ends February 17, 2015.
· Follow the W.D. Washington Bankruptcy Court on Twitter @WAWB_News for public notices, court closure information and information regarding ECF accessibility.

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