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ANNOUNCEMENT

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR PIERCE COUNTY
RE: COURT COMMISSIONER

The Pierce County Superior Court Judges solicit applications at this time for the permanent position of Court Commissioner with an anticipated start date in January 2017.

Application Requirements:

Applicant shall complete a Pierce County Personnel Application and the Superior Court Declaration. Declarations may be obtained on or after November 29, 2016 from Superior Court Administration, Room 334, County-City Building, Tacoma, Washington 98402 or by downloading the following Microsoft Word forms:

Pierce County Employment Application


Court Commissioner Supplemental Questions and Release

Applications should include a resume describing education, experience and any other qualifications relating to the position. Please submit an original and 8 copies of the application materials.

The Declaration contains specific questions regarding education and employment history as well as other relevant information in order that the Judges will be able to give appropriate consideration to each applicant.

Applicants must have been admitted to practice law in Washington State a minimum of eight (8) years prior to appointment.

Job Responsibilities:

The duties of the Court Commissioner include the conduct of:  mental illness hearings at designated hospitals; Juvenile Court, both criminal and dependency proceedings (Remann Hall); adoptions; domestic relations and domestic violence proceedings; probate; unlawful detainer; supplemental proceedings; settlement conferences in appropriate areas and provide coverage for the Criminal Division 2 court which includes arraignments, initial extradition hearings, acceptance of guilty pleas only, appointment of counsel, determination of probable cause, set/amend and review conditions of pre-trial release, set bail, set trial and hearing dates, authorize continuances, accept waivers of the right to speedy trial, quash hearings, re-arraignment, non-compliance proceedings pursuant to RCW 9.94A.6333. 

 Application Deadline:

Applications will be accepted through Friday, December 16, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. and should be returned to Chris Gaddis, Superior Court Administrator, Room 334, County-City Building, Tacoma, Washington 98402. No late applications will be accepted.

The 2013 annual salary for this position is $149,283 (*) plus benefits.

(*)  Plus 2017 COLA if applicable




Court Appointed Attorneys in ADA Cases

Pierce County Superior Court is seeking to add to the list of qualified local attorneys who are willing to accept appointment by the court to represent civil litigants with eligible disabilities under GR-33.  Appointments under GR-33 are nearly always for disabled individuals who are eligible due to severe psychological or neurological impairments and have subsequently been found after an evaluation and review of healthcare records to qualify for court appointed counsel as an ADA accommodation. The court appointment rate is currently set by Superior Court at $85.00 per hour.  

Any attorney who is interested in being placed on the ADA Appointment List, should provide the below listed information to Dea Finigan, Deputy Court Administrator, at Pierce County Superior Court, 930 Tacoma Avenue South, Room 334, Tacoma, WA.  98402. If you have questions please contact Ms. Finigan at (253) 798-4193.

  • Full Name (First, M.I. Last)
  • WSBA#
  • Business Mailing Address
  • Business Physical Address (if different from the mailing address)
  • Business Phone
  • Business Fax
  • Business E-Mail Address
  • Practice Emphasis (i.e. what are your areas of expertise and what types of cases are you willing to accept for court appointment?)

    PLEASE NOTE:   ATTORNEYS WHO ARE ALREADY ON THE SUPERIOR COURT ADA LIST DO NOT NEED TO RE-APPLY!!

    You can also view a list of all open positions within Pierce County.  


    Volunteer Opportunities
       

        There are no volunteer opportunities with Superior Court at this time.