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Presiding Judge Ronald Culpepper 2015 Pro Tem Commissioner Applications
Beginning July 1, 2014, attorneys interested in applying for the 2015 Superior Court Pro Tem Commissioner List can pick up applications in Superior Court Administration, Room 334 or Commissioners Services Department, Room 140 at the County-City Building or may obtain them from Superior Court website; www.co.pierce.wa.us/superior/employment   Applications must be returned to Superior Court Administration, Room 334, no later than 4:30 P.M. September 29, 2014.

An applicant must have a minimum of five years experience in the State of Washington and may not serve as a pro tem commissioner if appointed or serving as a Guardian Ad Litem for compensation under Title 11, 13 or 26.

Myths and Misperceptions about Courts
Do you wonder who the courts work for? Who can give you legal advice? What judges wear under their robes? To find out the answer to these and other questions check out this video - Myths and Misperceptions About the Washington Courts.

Juror Phone Scam
At least two Seattle residents received the threatening calls from a man identifying himself as a lieutenant for the “Seattle Federal Warrant Division.“ The caller claimed that a warrant had been issued for failure to appear for jury duty and demanded payment of an immediate $500 fine.
These calls are bogus.  
For more details on the Seattle calls
Juror scams in the Pierce County Area
Juror Scams around the country

Students visit Drug Court

On the afternoon of May 20, a group of 20 students and 2 instructors from the Alternative High School in Orting observed the Pierce County Felony Drug Court in action.  The docket included Admissions into Drug Court, Terminations & Review Hearings including unsatisfactory reports with sanctions.


Proposed Local Rules

The comment period has passed for the 2014 Local Rules changes. The Rules approved by the Bench will take effect September 1, 2014. More...

  • Initial proposed local rules
  • Additional rule changes

    Juror Appreciation Week

    New Criminal Division Presiding Judge (CDPJ) Protocols

    New Mandatory Impact on Children Seminar Offered for Non-Parental Custody Petitioners

    Changes to Ex Parte Procedure

    Archived Superior Court News 

    Bar News