New Judge sworn for Department 19
Philip K. Sorensen was sworn in as Pierce County Superior Court Judge for Department 19 on April 4, 2014. Judge Sorensen was appointed by Governor Jay Inslee to fill a post left open by the appointment of Judge Linda CJ Lee to the Appeals Court. Judge Sorensen has worked for the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorneys Office since 1989. Judge Sorensen's bio...
PROPOSED AMENDED LOCAL RULES AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AND COMMENT
By Judge Garold E. Johnson, Chair
Pierce County Superior Court Local Rules Committee
Following the 45-day comment period, the Local Rules Committee will evaluate all comments, make final rule changes and submit proposed local rules amendments to the full Bench for approval in June. Final authority for all rules changes is by vote of the Pierce County Superior Court judges. Approved local rule changes will then be submitted for publication by the Administrative Office of the Courts to take effect September 1, 2014.
Pierce County Juror Scam
Pierce County residents have received calls demanding a fine by claiming the resident missed jury duty. The caller(s) claimed to be a employee with the sheriff's office and demanded as much as $1,000. Pierce County does not call to demand a penalty for failure to appear for Jury duty, so if you receive a call like this contact local law enforcement. More...
Juror Scams around the country
New Criminal Division Presiding Judge (CDPJ) Protocols
New Mandatory Impact on Children Seminar Offered for Non-Parental Custody Petitioners
Changes to Ex Parte Procedure
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