How do I confirm my Superior Court Hearing or Trial?
Hearing Confirmations for Superior Court
Trial Confirmations for Superior Court
When should I confirm my motion hearing?
Per Snohomish County Local Court Rule 7, all motion hearings must be confirmed not later than 12:00 noon two (2) court days prior to the hearing. Confirmations are accepted for a 24 hour period beginning at 12:01 p.m. three days prior to the hearing date until 12:00 noon two court days prior to the hearing date. When determining your confirmation deadline, do not count weekends or county holidays.
How do I confirm my motion hearing?
You can confirm your hearing via telephone 24 hours a day by calling (425) 388-3587 or on-line at www.co.snohomish.wa.us/clerk/confirmation
Hearings specially set with an individual Judge (NOT noted on regular motions calendars) must be confirmed directly with that Judge’s law clerk. Judge’s phone numbers can be found at
What information do I need when I confirm my motion hearing?
Please have the following information when confirming your hearing:
- Case number
- Case name
- Calendar on which your hearing is scheduled
- Motion you are confirming
- Your name and/or attorney's name
- Daytime phone number
What calendars require confirmation and when are they heard?
Judge’s Civil Motions Tues – Fri @ 9:30
Presiding Judge’s Trial Continuance Daily @ 9:00
Commissioner Civil Motions Tues – Fri @ 10:30
Guardianship/Probate Thursday – 9:00
Family Law/Domestic Motions Daily @ 9:00
Support Modification/Adjustment Monday @ 1:00 pm, Friday @ 9:30
Commissioner Extended Hearing Varied (usually 1:00 pm)
Commissioner Special Setting Varied
If confirming my motion hearing on-line how do I know it was received?
A confirmation email will be sent notifying you the information has been received by the Snohomish County Confirmations Office. If you do not receive this email within ½ hour of submitting your request, your online confirmation may not have processed properly. Please try the online confirmation process again or call the Confirmation Office at (425) 388-3587 to confirm your hearing. Please remember that all confirmations must be received no later than 12:00 noon, two court days before the hearing.
If confirming my motion hearing via the phone, how do I know it was received?
Unfortunately the Confirmation Office cannot call you to tell you we received your message. The adage of “no news is good news” applies! We usually only call you if there is a problem. If you have specific questions, please leave a message and we will try to call you back with answers to any confirmation related inquiries you might have.
What if I do not confirm my motion hearing in time?
Failure to confirm your hearing will require that your motion either be re-noted or you obtain permission from all involved parties to continue the hearing. If all parties have agreed to continue the hearing you must notify the confirmations office of the new hearing date. The new hearing will also require confirmation at the appropriate time.
How do I strike or continue my motion hearing?
You may strike OR continue a hearing by phone or on-line any time prior to the confirmation period. No confirmed hearing may be continued after 5:00 pm two (2) court days prior to the hearing unless agreed upon by the court; any action on a hearing within this timeframe must be called in. Contact the Confirmation Office for commissioner calendars (425) 388-3587 or Court Administration for judges’ calendars (425) 388-3421.
The Confirmation Office can only accept continuances which have been agreed to by all involved parties. If service has not been accomplished, the hearing cannot be continued, it must be re-noted.
When should I confirm my trial?
Per Snohomish County Local Court Rule 40(d), trials shall be confirmed no sooner than 12 noon of the first court day of the week and no later than 12 noon of the last court day of the week two weeks prior to the trial date, in such written form as approved by the court. The court may strike the trial date and may impose sanctions and/or terms against the parties or counsel for failure to confirm.
How do I confirm my trial?
You can confirm your trial on-line at http://www.snoco.org/app/ssc/trialconfirmation/
Or you can fill out and return the Certificate of Trial Confirmation to the Office of Court Administrator two weeks preceding the trial date. If you no longer have The Certificate of Trial Confirmation mailed to you by Court Administration, you can find the form on-line at http://www1.co.snohomish.wa.us/Departments/Superior_Court/Services/forms.htm
Where do I deliver working copies?
Working copies for all commissioner hearings should be delivered to the Confirmations Office on the 1st floor, room C108. Working copies for all judges should be delivered to Court Administration on the 5th floor, room 502. Guidelines for working copies are outlined in Snohomish County Local
Court Rule 7.