How do I present a civil motion ex parte? There are two options:
1. By Mail: You can mail or deliver your motion to the Clerk's Office and a judge will review it in their office. Do not use this method if you are in a hurry. Send to the Clerk's Office:
a. $30 per order,
b. the paperwork (motion and proposed order) that you want the judge to review,
c. a second copy of the order that you want mailed back to you, and
d. a self-addressed stamped envelope.
2. MC Civil Ex Parte Telephonic Matters English and Spanish
How do I present a motion for Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) in a civil case that is not family law?
Requests to modify or rescind an existing no-contact order in a Thurston County Superior Court criminal case may be set for a telephonic hearing by a judicial officer upon a showing of an emergency in addition to other applicable criteria. Protected persons may call the MC Civil Emergency telephone number, (360) 968-0921, between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., Monday through Friday, to request modification or rescission of the no-contact order. Before calling the ex parte number to make a request, you must file in the court file, a motion (request), a declaration (a signed statement) showing your reasons for the request, and a proposed order. If the judicial officer sets a hearing based upon the emergency request, it will be set on a Wednesday or Thursday. Instruction in Spanish can be found here.
For information regarding Unlawful Detainer Ex Parte please see Memo Regarding Unlawful Detainer UPDATED 09/03/2021