Questions that cannot be answered by the Clerk's Office
I don’t know what to do. Can you give me any legal advice?
Clerk's staff are precluded by law from providing any type of legal advice or guidance. Information regarding domestic proceedings is available, by appointment only, from the Family Law Facilitators in Room C-125 of the County Courthouse.
Do you have legal forms?
Forms packets are available from the Clerk's Office and from most office and legal supply stores, and legal messenger services. There are no civil forms available in the Law Library or online.
Can you tell me the status of or what happened in a case?
The status of most Superior Court cases is public information, unless the matter has been sealed by court order or is a confidential matter such as adoptions, and is available for review in the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court. Information can also be found by visiting Washington Courts - Search Case Records. Limited information is available by phone by calling (425)388-3466.
Can you tell me if a person has any cases filed against them, or me?
Information regarding only Snohomish County Superior Court Cases filed against or by any individual is available for review in the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court. Information can also be found online by visiting Washington Courts - Search Case Records. Limited information is available by phone by calling (425)388-3466.
Can you help me fill out my papers?
Most litigants find they can fill out the paperwork by following the directions provided in the forms packet.
Clerk's staff can only provide assistance in the very limited area of Petitions for Domestic Violence Protection Orders and reviewing Domestic Relations forms for completeness and compliance with court rules and statutes through the Family Law Facilitator.
Can you recommend an attorney who will take my case?
The Clerk's staff cannot recommend attorneys. The Snohomish County Bar Association has a Lawyer Referral Service through which you may get names and addresses of attorneys. Their office is located in the Snohomish County Courthouse on the second floor. Their office hours are 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. and telephone number is (425)388-3018.