Application Instructions - 11.130.195 Court Visitor

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Court Visitor Application 11.130.195 - Minor Guardianship

The Court Visitor application period is currently open and we are accepting applications through April 1, 2022, for registry effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.

Certified Registry

The Title 11.130.195 Court Visitor Registry List is maintained by Family Court Services, and next Court Visitors name will be provided to Commissioner when a Court Visitor is required for appointment.

Application Submission Dates & Instructions

Acceptable Applications

This is the initial application period. All applicants must complete the new applicant application packet and supply all written documentation including a resume. All applications must be submitted by the close of business on April 1, 2022, by 4:30 p.m.  Submit application materials to the Superior Court Administrator at 930 Tacoma Ave S, Room 334.

Applications Open

The Court is accepting applications from January 3, 2022 through March 18, 2022, to serve on the registry effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023. No late applications shall be considered. If you have not attended the required training by the application closing date, you may timely submit your application and indicate when and where you will be attending the training. Once the training is completed, you must immediately forward a copy of your Certificate of Attendance to the Superior Court Administrator. If you have questions regarding the application process, please email Kathy Sayah.

Completing an Application

Please include the RCW number (RCW 11.130.195, 11.88/11, or 26.09) of the applicable registry on all correspondence you send to the court. All required information must be received by the Superior Court Administrator by the application deadline. To properly complete your application, please return a signed original hard-copy application to the Superior Court Administrator, including the following materials:
  1. Submit a signed Title 11.130.195 Court Visitor Certified Registry application. All interested parties and GALs who have served in the past will need to submit the new applicant application along with required attachments. Please note, the application is updated annually; therefore, the previous year's application will not be accepted.
  2. Submit a signed Policy 2, Code of Conduct (this will be included in your application download), also set forth in Pierce County local rules and GALR 2 of the Washington State court rules.
  3. Submit a Washington State Patrol (WSP) background check (WATCH REPORT) dated within 3 months of application submission. You may obtain your WATCH Report from the WSP website.
  4. Curriculum vitae or resume for new applicants only.

Additional Notes

Please be mindful to complete the correct application based on your new or returning applicant status.