Below is information on how to present your motion at an ex parte calendar.
Superior Court Main Campus
How do I present a civil motion ex parte?
The requesting party can mail or deliver their 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:
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
d. A self-addressed stamped envelope
Because parties may currently set motions on civil motion calendars, the telephone ex parte process should be used when the requesting party believes that an order is required before the motion could be timely set on a civil motion calendar.
Prior to making a telephone ex parte request, the requesting party must file any documents relevant to the motion, including a proposed order, prior to making a telephonic request.
The requesting party may present their motion to the Court by calling (360) 968-0921 between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Monday-Friday. The telephone line will not accept messages and will not be answered any other time.
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 Main Campus civil ex parte telephone number, (360) 968-0921, between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., Monday-Friday, to request modification or rescission of the no-contact order.
Before calling the ex parte number to make a request, the requestor must file all of the following into the court file:
b. A declaration (a signed statement) showing your reasons for the request
If the judicial officer sets a hearing based upon the emergency request, it will be set on a Wednesday or Thursday.
Family and Juvenile Court