Information regarding the Court's hours and COVID-19 response is at the bottom of this page: https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/sc

Coming to the Family and Juvenile Court

ANNOUNCEMENT:  

Notice: Request for UGA Attorneys  Posted 7/13/21

The PDF link above is a solicitation for attorneys to represent parents and/or minors in Minor Guardianship Custody actions and for attorneys to represent adults in Guardianship of Adult actions. Information about the application process is within the Solicitation announcement. Please make sure to submit all applications by August 16, 2021.


Notice from Judge Schaller and Judge Lanese regarding calendar changes effective June 28, 2021Posted 6/14/21

Judge's Calendar Schedule

Commissioner's Calendar Schedule


COVID-19 updated June 15, 2021    PLEASE REVIEW THIS PAGE BEFORE CALLING COURT ADMINISTRATION. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE DURING THIS TIME.

Thurston County Superior Court issued Emergency Administrative Order No. 5 on July 10, 2020, A copy of Emergency Administrative Order No. 5 can be found here.
 
Below is a non-exhaustive list of actions at Thurston County Family and Juvenile Court to ensure that the Court addresses the health and well-being of court employees, litigants, attorneys, and the general public while performing its constitutional and statutory duties.
 

Hours

Thurston County Family and Juvenile Court will be operating from 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.  Court Administration is open 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m., Monday- Friday.

1. Information regarding Calendars and Operations please see below:

Trials: Untill further notice, Court will hear trials only in higher priority cases.

For lists of motion, special set, and canceled calendars please click here.

Adoptions Process updated 11/20/2020

Agreed/Uncontested Ex Parte Protocol updated 6/15/21

Family Law Emergency Motions Process updated 3/15/2021

Spanish Mociones Ex Parte De Emergencia actualizada 11/17/2020

Initial Protection Order Hearings posted 11/2/20

Judges Copies Protocol updated 3/15/21

Letters of Guardianship posted 4/13/2020

Spanish Carta de Tutela posted 4/23/2020

Non-Parental Custody/Minor Guardianship: Click here for more information.

Orientation updated 3/15/21

Dependency Updates & Protocols: 

Click here to see a new message regarding Dependency Calendars posted 5/12/21

Dependency Motions updated 3/12/21


2.  Information on how to attend your hearing

How to attend your virtual hearing by Zoom updated 6/15/21

Commissioner's Calendar schedule with Zoom links- posted 6/15/21

Judges Calendar schedule with Zoom links- posted 6/15/21

How to attend an ITA hearing by Zoom

Zoom video tutorials


3. Information related to Emergency Administrative Order No. 5 

Message from Judge Mary Sue Wilson regarding calendar changes effective March 1, 2021.  Click here for notice. Posted 1/19/21

Message Re FJC Court Update can be found here. posted 7/9/20

Message Re Family Law Motions starting June 1 can be found hereposted 5/29/20

Message Re Family Law Motions and Trials can be found here

More detailed information regarding the Family and Juvenile Court Calendars effective May 18, 2020 can be found here. 

FJC Court Calendar beginning June 1, 2020 can be found here.

4.  Directives/Orders Regarding Covid 19 
 5.  Resources for Families During Covid 19 
 Please remember there are many helpful resources including Domestic Violence Resources and our Helpful Links and resources page for many other legal, emergency, and community resources
 

Court Administration is encouraging all parties, litigants, and the public to look for information posted on the website or if necessary, contact Court Administration by email or phone, a list of numbers is available on the home page. Thank you for your patience. The Court will continue to post updates as needed on the Court’s home page.

 

Family and Juvenile Court is a department of Superior Court and hears juvenile offender matters as well as adoptions, family law, child dependency cases, civil domestic violence and other protection order cases, probate and guardianships.  Family & Juvenile Court also operates a juvenile detention facility.

Street Address:
2801 32nd Avenue SW
Tumwater, WA 98512

Mailing Address:
Thurston County Family and Juvenile Court
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW
Olympia, WA 98502

Days and Hours of Operation:
Family and Juvenile Court Administration Monday- Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., except county or state holidays. Contact the Court

Monday- Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. except county and state holidays.
After 5:00 p.m. week days, weekends, and holidays, please call (360) 709-3180.
 

     

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