On January 4, 2022, Pierce County Superior Court, in consultation with the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department suspended all new civil and criminal jury trials due to the impact from the Omicron variant. In-person proceedings and bench trials were still allowed to proceed. On January 18, 2022, the court extended the suspension of jury trials through February 11th. The Superior Court Executive Committee met today and has affirmed the January 18th order to resume civil and criminal jury trials on February 14, 2022.
Superior Court requests that citizens of Pierce County follow the recommendations of the Washington State Department of Health, the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department, and the Governor in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Masks that provide a higher level of protection than cloth masks are encouraged. Superior Court facilities will have a stockpile of surgical, N95 and K95 masks for court participants who would feel more comfortable with a more protective mask.
About Pierce County Superior Court:
Pierce County Superior Court is the second largest Superior Court in the State of Washington and is proud to serve the citizens and visitors of Pierce County. The Court is staffed with 23 Judges and 10 Commissioners. There are three sites where court is held; the County-City Building at 930 Tacoma Ave S., Tacoma, Remann Hall Juvenile Court at 5501 6th Ave., Tacoma, and Western State Hospital currently located near the County City Building campus. For more information, please visit our website at https://www.piercecountywa.gov/122/Superior-Court.
Chris Gaddis, Superior Court Administrator