Category: Video: Civil Procedure

HOW TO… Use Informal Family Law Trials (09/2022)

If you’re involved in a family law case, you may have the option of going through an INFORMAL trial – rather than the typical/formal type. There are plenty of differences, but the general idea is that if both parties agree to it, the actual trial an easier process for non-lawyers. This video will give you a quick introduction.

Video Highlights:

  • 00:36 – What IS an informal family law trial?
  • 01:16 – Can I speak directly to the judge?
  • 02:36 – What evidence does the judge consider?
  • 07:32 – What is the importance of the Case Schedule?
  • 08:15 – What is the pretrial conference order?
  • 11:17 – Who gets to ask questions?
  • 11:50 – Who can be a witness?
  • 13:48 – Can I ask the witness questions?

HOW TO… Work with the King County Superior Court Clerk (07/2022)

In this video, you’ll find a number of helpful tips for working most effectively with the Clerk’s office – including how to submit filings, how to get them to judges, how to submit audio/video files and more!

 

CHAPTERS

  • 00:31 – How do I get documents to the Clerk?
  • 02:48 – How do I get documents (working copies) to the Judge?
  • 05:07 – How can I view documents that have been filed?
  • 07:46 – How do I submit audio or video files as evidence?
  • 09:13 – How do I schedule a hearing for the Judge to consider my motion/evidence?
  • 10:04 – Can I still submit filings in person?

 

LINKS

King County Superior Court Clerk : https://kingcounty.gov/courts/clerk.aspx

Filing documents with the Clerk: https://kingcounty.gov/courts/clerk/d…

Accessing court records: https://kingcounty.gov/courts/clerk/a…

KCScript online court record access: https://dja-prd-ecexap1.kingcounty.go…

Superior Court Judge’s mailroom locations: https://kingcounty.gov/courts/superio…

Webinar – How to Submit Civil and Family Law Motions

This very informative video will introduce you to the basice of filing a motion into your family law or civil case.  It includes a Q&A session at the end with experienced lawyer Rosemarie LeMoine.

 

BOOKMARKS:

  • 0:11 – Clerk’s Introduction
  • 03:41 – Library’s Introduction
  • 10:06 – What is a Motion?
  • 13:34 – Court Rules
  • 20:43 – Forms
  • 30:41 – Scheduling a Hearing
  • 37:33 – Working Papers Submission List
  • 39:37 – Using Zoom
  • 46:23 – E-Filing
  • 46:57 – Q&A

HELPFUL LINKS:

WTEW… Using the Family Law Settlement Conference Program – HOW DOES IT WORK?

Our last video introduced you to the Volunteer Settlement Conference Program – in this video, we spend some time looking at how it works!

Points of Interest:

  • 0:36 – What’s first step?
  • 2:07 – Do I schedule the conference online?
  • 3:00 – How do I communicate with Mediator?
  • 4:34 – How do I prepare for a settlement conference?
  • 8:20 – Can I have a third-party attend my conference?
  • 9:31 – What is the effect of coming to an agreement?
  • 11:18 – How long does the settlement conference last?
  • 12:14 – Can I choose my Mediator?

Websites:

Washington Courts: Civil Rule 2A

King County: Local Family Law Rule 10

King County Volunteer Settlement Program

King County Family Court Services

(Rev. 4/2022)

 

 

WTEW… Filing a Family Law Motion (06/2021)

This video looks at some important aspects of filing various types of motions into your family law case.

Below timepoints for some specific discussions:

  • 00:39 – Who should hear my motion – a Commissioner? Ex Parte? The assigned Judge?
  • 03:58 – How do I get my motion heard by a Commissioner?
  • 08:27 – What I want to file more than one motion?
  • 11:07 – How do I get my motion heard by my assigned Judge?
  • 15:06 – What to know about presenting your motion
  • 16:58 – New hearing confirmation procedure (“List of Submitted Documents.”)

Master list of documents that need to be filed with Ex Parte via the Clerk https://dja-eweb.kingcounty.gov/expar…

King County Superior Court forms https://kingcounty.gov/courts/clerk/f…

Direct link to the List of Submitted Documents: https://kingcounty.gov/~/media/courts…

(Rev. 4/2022)