Coming to the Family and Juvenile Court

COVID-19 Instructions (updated 5/19/22)    
Visitors to any Thurston County Superior courthouse facility are required to wear facial coverings upon entry to the building and until departure, including in all courtrooms.  Facial coverings must be properly worn, including to cover the mouth and nose. 

Accepting Applications for Pro Tems (9/7/22)Thurston County Superior Court is accepting applications for Pro Tems at Family & Juvenile Court. The Pro Tem would be appointed to serve at the pleasure of the Board of Judges. Click here for more information.

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.


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:

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

Adoptions Process updated 11/20/2020

Agreed/Uncontested Ex Parte Protocol updated 6/24/22

Family Law Emergency Motions Process updated 2/16/22

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 8/2/21

Commissioner's Calendar schedule with Zoom links- updated 1/10/22

Judges Calendar schedule with Zoom links- updated 1/10/22

How to attend an ITA hearing by Zoom

Zoom video tutorials

3. Information related to Emergency Administrative Order No. 5 

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

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 Linksand 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.


How to Get There:

Other helpful information: