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

Hon. Paul B. Snyder, 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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Monday, October 13
in observance of Columbus Day.

· Judge Brian Lynch appointed as Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Washington effective October 1, 2014.
· Seattle Chapter 13 Bench Bar Meeting - Message from Chapter 13 Trustee.
· Judge Karen Overstreet announces her retirement from the bench effective June 30, 2015.
· Judge Lynch's Tacoma Ch 13 Calendar moved from Oct. 7 to Oct. 6
· Proposed Amendments Published for Public Comment - August 2014
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.
· Improved Listings for Court Calendars
· A new ECF event "Withdrawal of Document - text only" is now available.
· New Procedure for Filing Documents Under Seal
· 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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