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 Ex Parte Motion


 Superior Court of Washington
 King County

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 Local Ex Parte Procedure

Ex Parte Department

The Ex Parte Department is open from 9 AM until 12 noon and from 1:30 PM until 4:15 more...   

Most Ex Parte Proceedings to be Heard in Case Assignment Area of the Case

Proceedings in the Ex Parte Department must be heard in the case assignment area of the case, except more...

Ex Parte and Probate Motions and Hearings Manual

The Ex Parte and Probate Motions and Hearings Manual is issued by the Clerk and indicates which matters more...

Cases Not Assigned

All motions and proceedings pertaining to cases not assigned a case schedule or judge on filing, , must be presented to the Ex Parte and Probate Department. more...

List of Unassigned Matters to be Heard by Ex Parte Department

Local Rule 40.1(b)(2) contains an exhaustive list of motions to be heard by the Ex Parte and Probate more...

Assigned Cases

Local Rule 40.1(b)(3) presents an exhaustive list of matters that must be presented in the Ex Parte and more...

May be Determined With or Without Oral Argument

Matters presented to the Ex Parte and Probate Department are heard either with or without oral argument. more...

Matters With Oral Argument

Generally, emergency orders of protection, other specific emergent matters, matters requiring notice, matters requiring testimony, and matters directed specifically more...

Matters Without Oral Argument

All other matters not presented in person must be submitted to the Ex Parte and Probate Department in more...

Matters Required to be Noted

Matters required to be noted for hearing in the Ex Parte and Probate Department must be presented by more...

 Rules and Requirements

Request for Change to Briefing Schedule

A different period to make or oppose a motion may be ordered by the court. Such an order more...

 Form and Format

Combine Motion and Memorandum Into Single Document

The motion must be combined with the memorandum of authorities into a single document. . more...

Required Contents

A motion must contain: more...


Page Limits

The initial motion and opposing memorandum must not exceed 12 pages without authorization of the court; reply memoranda more...

Writing Required

Unless made during a hearing or trial, a motion must be made in writing. The requirement of writing more...

Set Forth Grounds and Relief Sought

A motion must state with particularity the grounds therefor, and must set forth the relief or order sought. more...

No Technical Form Required

No technical forms of pleadings or motions are required. . more...

Additional Formatting Requirements

The rules applicable to captions and other matters of form of pleadings apply to all motions and other more...


All motions must be signed in accordance with Rule 11. . more...

 Additional Documents

Note for Motion Required

A Note for Motion must be filed with the motion. The Note must identify the moving party, the more...

Request for Oral Argument on Nondispositive Motions

Any party may request oral argument by placing ORAL ARGUMENT REQUESTED prominently on the first page of the motion more...

All nondispositive motions and motions for orders of default and default judgment will be decided without oral argument, more...


Proposed Order Required--Attach to Working Copy

Moving and opposing papers must contain a proposed order . . more...

Form of Proposed Orders

The original of each proposed order must be submitted to the hearing judge . If the motion is to be considered without oral argument more...

Where working copies are provided via the Clerk s Working Copies Application, the parties shall request courtesy copies of entered order(s) through the Clerk s application. more...

However, parties are required to include addresses for each party/counsel on the distribution list tab within the eWorking


Presentation by Mail of Agreed and Ex Parte Orders

With respect only to those matters that must be presented to the assigned judge, the Chief Civil King LCR 7(b)(5)(D) (subparagraph (5)(D) deleted eff 9/2/14). more...

Objection to Material Not Timely Submitted or Not in Strict Reply

Any material offered at a time later than required by this rule, and any reply material which is more...


Identification of Evidence

When a motion is supported by affidavits or other papers, it must specify the papers to be used more...

Affidavits or Testimony

When a motion is based on facts not appearing of record the court may hear the matter on more...

Form of Affidavits

Supporting and opposing affidavits must be made on personal knowledge, must set forth such facts as would be more...

Editor's Note:This rule regarding form of affidavits comes from Rule 56 regarding motions for summary judgment, but presents the more...

Objections to Evidence

Opposition and reply papers may contain objections to evidence presented by the moving or opposing party. Traditionally, objections to evidence are made in a separate document. more...

Specificity, Attach Relevant Pages, Highlighting

The evidence on which the motion or opposition is based must be specified with particularity. Deposition testimony, discovery pleadings, more...

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