On Saturday, Pierce County Superior Court canceled new jurors for the week of November 23rd. Our Executive Committee met this morning, and due to the spike in COVID-19 cases and our interest in keeping staff and court participants as safe as possible, has decided to suspend new jury trials. This affects those trials set to begin on or after November 23rd through at least Monday January 11, 2021. Jury trials already in progress will continue and jurors for those cases are expected to show up at their regularly scheduled time. Emergency Order 20-15, which will be sent out later today does not affect bench trials, or other in-court appearances.
Superior Court would request that citizens of Pierce County follow the recommendations of the Governor in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
About Pierce County Superior Court:
Pierce County Superior Court is the second largest superior court in the state of Washington and is proud to serve the citizens and visitors of Pierce County. The court is staffed with 22 judges and nine commissioners. There are three sites where court is held; the County City Building at 930 Tacoma Ave S., Tacoma, Remann Hall Juvenile Court at 5501 6th Ave, Tacoma, and Western State Hospital at 9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.piercecountywa.gov/superiorcourt.
Chris Gaddis, Superior Court Administrator