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Respond to Court Papers (1)+

  • Responding to Family Law Actions while Incarcerated

    Are you in jail or prison? Have you been served with legal papers about your family? This memo provides general information about how to respond to family law actions such as petitions related to divorce, child support, and custody issues. This memo is not intended as a substitute for legal advice. You may be able to get legal advice about your specific needs from a contract attorney or public defender. Read More

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    Legal Voice

Get Ready for Court (3)+

  • Depositions

    Read this if you are unrepresented in a civil law case and you are trying to gather info to get ready for a possible trial. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • How to File a Lawsuit in Federal Court

    Are you having a disagreement with another person, business or government agency? Are you thinking about going to court to ask a judge to resolve a disagreement or solve a problem for you? The federal court is one type of court that can help people resolve disputes. Read More

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    United States District Court Western Washington
  • How to Protect Your Privacy in Court Files

    Explains statewide court rules that protect personal information in court files and includes forms that you can use in your family law case. Read More

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    Legal Voice

I Need a Court Interpreter (2)+

Court Forms - listed alphabetically (3)+

  • Declaration Form - General Civil

    Declaration for general civil court cases. This form is not for family law cases. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Subpoenaing Witnesses and Documents

    If you are going to a hearing or trial where you will be giving evidence AND you need to make sure that a witness shows up or that someone brings documents or other items, you can have the person served with a subpoena issued by the court clerk. Publication #9930EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Washington State Court Forms

    On this website you can download state mandatory court forms for use in Washington State courts covering many legal issues. Most of the forms found on this website are in MS Word or a PDF format. Read More

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    Administrative Office of the Courts

Court Information - listed alphabetically (4)+

  • Guide to Washington Courts

    An overview of the Washington court system. Read More

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    Administrative Office Of The Courts
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    Spanish / Español
  • Self-Represented Persons in Superior Court Civil Proceedings

    Understanding and making your way through the court process is not easy and can be quite frustrating, especially for those handling their own legal representation (pro se litigants). There are extensive state and local court rules (see E. 7) and everyone appearing before the Superior Court is expected to follow them. While a one-page handout can never tell you everything you need to know, the following will hopefully be of benefit in clarifying a few of the mysteries of representing yourself. Read More

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    Administrative Office of the Courts
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    Spanish / Español
  • Washington Court Rules

    State and local court rules for Washington. Read More

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    Administrative Office of the Courts
  • What are Working Copies?

    When you “file” documents with a court, you give the court documents for processing. Often you also need to give a court “working copies” of the same documents. The judge or commissioner will use these extra copies to prepare for your case. That way the court does not need to make copies itself. #9952EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project

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