News & Announcements: January, 2018

12/27/2018

Despite a partial shutdown of the federal government that began on December 22, 2018, the federal judiciary remains open and can continue operations through January 25, 2019, by using court fee balances and other funds not...

10/02/2018

Effective January 1, 2019, matters formerly heard in Marysville will be heard at the Everett Station, 3201 Smith Avenue, Everett, WA 98201. Hearings will take place in the...

09/07/2018

The Ninth Circuit is recruiting to fill two bankruptcy judge vacancies. The vacancy in the Eastern District of Washington, Yakima, has an application deadline of November 8. The vacancy in Eastern District of California, Fresno, is due November 1...

09/06/2018

After more than 19 years as the Chapter 13 Trustee in Seattle, Mike Fitzgerald will retire effective September 30, 2018. The United States Trustee has announced the appointment of Jason Wilson-Aguilar as the Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for...

06/01/2018

The Court is pleased to announce it is expanding the use of digital audio on the case docket. Effective January 2, 2019, digital audio recordings of most Chapter 7, 11, and 13 hearings, as well as trials and evidentiary hearings will be...

04/24/2018

The U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Washington, announced that the operator of a business that abused bankruptcy...

03/08/2018

The U.S.Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington is pleased to introduce ChapMobile, a free mobile app that displays Confirmed Hearings and 341 Meetings in a user-friendly format. A go-to app for attorneys and trustees who want to...

02/02/2018

The Federal Bar and NW Consumer Law Center operate a free bankruptcy clinic for unrepresented debtors.  The clinic is held from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on the1st & 3rd Thursdays of...