Ex Parte

Ex Parte via Clerk

Non-emergent orders may be submitted ex parte via the Clerk. Conformed copies/certified copies may be mailed back to you if requested. Information on this process can be found on the clerk’s website here.


Ex Parte Dropoff

Non-emergent orders may be delivered to Confirmations by dropping them off in the 1st Floor Commissioners Working Copies inbox. Orders that are dropped off will be reviewed as judicial time allows and then filed.  Any orders rejected by the Commissioner will have a rejection notice filed.  Parties may access the documents after they are filed using the Odyssey Portal or the Washington State Digital Archives. Parties will not receive notification of review or decision.


Ex Parte In-Person

Commissioner courtroom 1B is open for in-person ex parte matters on Monday between 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday between 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.


Ex parte matters are heard on a first-come, first-served basis.  To have your matter addressed ex parte, you should quietly enter the courtroom during ex parte hours, sign in on the clipboard near the court clerk, take a seat and wait until your matter or your name is called by the judicial officer. 


During ex parte hours, attorneys and pro se litigants (self-represented parties) can submit matters before the ex parte commissioner without calendaring a hearing in advance. Notice to the other party may be required before the relief requested can be granted.