Updated April 9, 2020 4:48 pm EST
The mountains of West Virginia may be rugged, but companies like Tudor Brothers and Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel can’t afford for things to go anyway but smooth. We here at Pre-Employ are here to help… we hope the states hiring managers will use this list of court statuses to stay informed concerning employment background checks and avoiding hiring delays.
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Courts Within Washington Jurisdictions
Jurisdiction = County or Parrish Court System
Record Access= Can Pre-employ.com access FCRA Compliant records at this time
In-Person = Can general public access courthouses for records or information
|Jurisdiction||Full or Partial Record Access?||In - Person||Jurisdiction||Full or Partial Record Access?||In - Person|
|Adams, WA||Yes||OPEN||Lincoln, WA||Yes||OPEN|
|Asotin, WA||Yes||OPEN||Mason, WA||Yes||OPEN|
|Benton, WA||Yes||OPEN||Okanogan, WA||Yes||OPEN|
|Chelan, WA||Yes||OPEN||Pacific, WA||Yes||OPEN|
|Clallam, WA||Yes||OPEN||Pend Oreille, WA||Yes||OPEN|
|Clark, WA||Yes||OPEN||Pierce, WA||Yes||OPEN|
|Columbia, WA||Yes||OPEN||San Juan, WA||Yes||OPEN|
|Cowlitz, WA||Yes||OPEN||Skagit, WA||Yes||OPEN|
|Douglas, WA||Yes||OPEN||Skamania, WA||Yes||OPEN|
|Ferry, WA||Yes||OPEN||Snohomish, WA||Yes||OPEN|
|Franklin, WA||Yes||OPEN||Spokane, WA||Yes||OPEN|
|Garfield, WA||Yes||OPEN||Stevens, WA||Yes||OPEN|
|Grant, WA||Yes||OPEN||Thurston, WA||Yes||OPEN|
|Grays Harbor, WA||Yes||OPEN||Wahkiakum, WA||Yes||OPEN|
|Island, WA||Yes||OPEN||Walla Walla, WA||Yes||OPEN|
|Jefferson, WA||Yes||OPEN||Whatcom, WA||Yes||OPEN|
|King, WA||Yes||OPEN||Whitman, WA||Yes||OPEN|
|Kitsap, WA||Yes||OPEN||Yakima, WA||Yes||
Washington Federal Appeals Court
All civil and criminal matters scheduled before June 1 are postponed until further notice. Individual judges may decide to proceed with remote conferences as appropriate. All grand jury proceeding scheduled before june 1 are postponed. All criminal initial appearances and detention hearings will be conducted remotely with the defendant’s permission, unless the court decides otherwise. The bankruptcy court will continue with scheduled nonevidentiary hearings by telephone as posted on www.wawb.uscourts.gov and announced by the individual bankruptcy judge.
All in-court hearings in civil and criminal cases scheduled through April 14 are vacated until further notice, and case-related deadlines are suspended. All grand jury sessions before April 13 are vacated. Magistrate judges can evaluate their essential proceedings on a case-by-case basis. Naturalization ceremonies have been canceled through April 30.
All civil jury trials are suspended until after April24. Trials already in session may proceed or may be postponed to a later date at the discretion of the judge or by agreement of parties. All nonemergency civil matters are postponed until after April 24, and emergency matter must be held remotely, if possible. All criminal jury trials are postponed until after April 24. Criminal trials already in session with sworn juries may proceed if public health measures are strictly observed, but may be postponed if the defendant agrees to do so.
The Seattle immigration court is closed through April 10. All routine filings will be conside3red on time if filed the first day the Seattle court reopens, and respondents can submit emergency filings to the immigration court in Tacoma, Washington, in the meantime. Attorney and respondents whose hearings will be rescheduled as a result will receive notice of the new dates at least 10 days before hand.
All criminal jury trials are postponed until April 24, and all civil jury trials are postponed until at least June 1. Anyone with symptoms is prohibited from visiting any courtroom or program office. The number of cases that will be confirmed on any court commissioner calendar is capped at 10.
All jury trials, except those already in progress, are postponed until April 24. Bench Trails will remain an option, and nonjury trials are not affected. Anyone scheduled to appear for a criminal proceeding between March 16 and April 24 must still show up to court.
All jury trails and juror summonses are postponed until April 24. All civil pretrial and motion hearings will be held by telephone.
Courthouses are closed to the public during noncourt weeks until further notice. The court is evaluating arguments currently scheduled in March, April, and May and will give orders to the cases individually.