Current News and Announcements

Please see the latest official news and announcements released by the court. 

08/26/2016 Slides from CJA eVoucher/budgeting training held on August 25, 2016, now available
06/03/2016 Pro Bono Panel of Attorneys to be Established
04/01/2016 Wave of Government Impersonation Scammers Target Washington Residents
03/18/2016 Appointment of Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative - Shea C. Meehan
01/19/2016 Judge Salvador Mendoza Jr. Receives Community Spirit Award
12/29/2015 Increase to Hourly Rate for Criminal Justice Act Attorneys (Effective 1/1/2016)
12/03/2015 Change in Chief Judge - January 27, 2016
12/01/2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure
12/01/2015 General Order - Re: Amendment to Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(m) - Dated 12/1/15
11/04/2015 New ECF Procedure: Motion for Release of Transcript in a Sealed/Ex Parte Hearing (Effective 11/5/15)
10/29/2015 Appointment of New Magistrate Judge - Yakima
10/05/2015 New Officers and Trustees Elected for the Eastern District of Washington's Federal Bar Association
10/05/2015 Magistrate Judge Hutton Honored as Outstanding Judge for 2015
08/17/2015 Comment Period for Proposed Rule Amendment (Ends 2/16/16)
01/20/2015 Upgrading Your PACER Account
12/23/2014 Increase to Hourly Rate and Case Maximum for Criminal Justice Act Attorneys (Effective 1/1/2015)
12/20/2014 eVoucher Upgrade - New Procedures for CJA Panel Attorneys
09/16/2014 Lawyer Representative Reimbursement Policy - Updated (Effective 10/1/14)
09/16/2014 Hon. Frederick P. Corbit - Designated as Chief Bankruptcy Judge (Effective 9/20/14)
08/19/2014 50th Anniversary of U.S. Courthouse in Richland, WA