News & Announcements: January, 2019


The Western Washington Bankruptcy Court’s Thomas T. Glover Mediation Program is pleased to host a seminar to aid lawyers and ADR neutrals in improving their understanding and management of implicit bias in mediation and...


Position: Term Law Clerk (not to exceed two years)
Start Date: August 2020 (Approximate)
Location: Tacoma, Washington


Judge Alston's Calendar

Judge Alston's Ch 7/11 Calendar moved from Nov. 8 to Nov. 7 at 10:30 AM


Judge Alston's Calendar

Judge Alston's Adversary Calendar on Oct. 24 moved to 9:30 AM



The Seattle Chapter 13 Trustee will host a Bench / Bar / Trustee brown bag lunch meeting on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from Noon to 2:00 pm at One Union Square, 600 University Street, Seattle,...


Vacancy Announcements:  #19-04 and #19-05

Vacancy Announcement #19-04
Position: Term Law Clerk (not to exceed two years)
Start Date:...


Automatic adjustments will be made on April 1, 2019, to dollar amounts stated in various provisions of the Bankruptcy Code, one provision in Title 28, seven Official Bankruptcy Forms which contain adjusted dollar amounts, the Instructions for...


In anticipation of the implementation of NextGen CM/ECF, the Court has entered General Order 2019-2, adopting amended Electronic Filing Procedures. The amended Electronic Filing Procedures...


In cases filed after January 31, 2019, attorneys representing debtors in chapter 13 cases may be awarded fees of up to $4,000 (the "presumptive fee") without the need to first file a written fee application.  The Court has signed...


A series of bench/bar events was held in early 2019. Topics included recent developments in Washington state homestead law (and bankruptcy implications), a summary of recent developments in commercial law, and an overview of changes related to...