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State and Local Government: Washington State and Other States

Resources for finding information about Washington and its 3 branches of government: Executive, Legislative, and Judicial

Help with Court and Trial Information

The eService Center provides answers to questions about fines, court case documents, legal questions, definitions, etc. and gives an e-mail link for other help.


Resources, publications, and reports of the Washington State Court System

  • Resources--bail schedule, DUI sentencing grid, family law handbooks, jury service, etc.
  • Publications--access to public records, informational brochures
  • Reports--Court Reports, Legislative summaries, studies and surveys

Educational Information

Educational Resources

  • For teachers--Judges in the Classroom, Civics Education, mock trials
  • For the public--Constitutional information, being a juror, self-representation in the courtroom, guardianship, court history

Washington Judiciary

Court of Appeals and State Supreme Court Decisions

Washington Reports (Wash or Wn 2d)   

  • Holland & Terrell KFW 45 .A2 and KFW 45 .A212

Includes all the decisions of the State Supreme Court of Washington, not just the reported decisions.  Supplemented by advance sheets that cover the latest court cases.

Washington Appellate Reports (Wash App)       

  • Holland & Terrell  KFW 48 .A2

Includes cases brought before the Court of Appeals. Supplemented by advance sheets.

Washington Judiciary Databases

Washington Judiciary

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