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Thu, 2014-02-13

The hourly pay rates for lawyers who represent indigent defendants in federal criminal cases, which were temporarily reduced last year, have been restored, effective March 1, 2014.   Click to...

Mon, 2014-01-13

The federal judiciary has learned of an email scam, in which emails purporting to come from federal and state courts are infecting recipients with computer viruses....

Mon, 2013-11-25

This issue of the ECF Newsletter contains information re:  Accessing Restricted Documents, Mobile Query, and Attorney Case Opening.

Fri, 2013-11-22

In various parts of the United States, citizens are being targeted by either (1) mailings containing fictitious arrest warrants on a criminal charge, offering a chance to avoid...

Mon, 2013-08-19

In various parts of the United States, citizens are being targeted by phone calls and threatened with prosecution for failing to comply with jury service in federal or state courts.


Wed, 2013-06-26

Effective June 26, 2013, per General Order 13-40, the Pro Hac Vice fee for the Eastern District of Washington is $200 per attorney.

Thu, 2013-04-18

Effective April 22, 2013, the Clerk’s Office will issue civil summons forms via CM/ECF. Attorneys...

Wed, 2013-02-06

Firearms, Dangerous Weapons and Controlled Substances (i.e. marijuana) are PROHIBITED in the Federal Courthouses of the Eastern District of Washington. Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §930, 21 U.S.C. §844, and 41 C.F.R.§§102-74.400 & 102-74.440...