Court Rules

If you are representing yourself Pro se in court you will need to get familiar with the court rules.  It is important that you familiarize yourself with the rules so your court filings are accepted.  Failure to follow the rules can lead to sanctions or even dismissal.

Here are some links to help you get started for both State and Federal Courts ~

Washington State Courts

Washington State Court Rules for Superior Court

Washington State Court Rules – Courts of Limited Jurisdiction *

Washington State Court Rules – Rules of Appellate Procedure **

Superior Court Rules – By County

District Court Rules – By County

Federal Courts

US District Court for the Western District of Washington – Civil Rules

US District Court for the Eastern District of Washington – Civil Rules

US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Supreme Court of the United States


*    These are rules for District Courts (county) and Municipal Courts (cities)

**  Court of Appeals Division I (Seattle); Court of Appeals Division II (Tacoma); Court of Appeals Division III (Spokane)