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SALARY: $179,707.50 Annually
OPENING DATE: 08/25/2020
CLOSING DATE: 09/18/2020, 4:00 pm

The Pierce County Superior Court Judges solicit applications for two full-time positions of Court Commissioner with an anticipated start date of early 2021.

Applicant shall complete a Pierce County Personnel Application, Superior Court Supplemental Questionnaire and Release of Information. Only one copy of the application packet is required.

Packets may be obtained from the http://www.piercecountywa.gov/superior/employment website. 

Applications should include a letter of interest and resume describing education, experience and any other qualifications relating to the position. 

The Supplemental Questionnaire and Release of Information form contains specific questions regarding education and employment history as well as other relevant information in order that the Judges will be able to give appropriate consideration to each applicant.

Applicants must have been admitted to practice law in Washington State a minimum of eight (8) years prior to appointment.

The primary duties of the Court Commissioner include presiding over: family law motions; petitions to modify child support; initial determination of adequate cause on Petitions to Modify Parenting Plans; initial relocation hearings; uncontested dissolutions; paternity; ex parte; electronic LINX mail; probates; trusts; guardianship matters; unlawful detainer; supplemental proceedings; minor settlements; transfer of structured settlements; replevin; domestic violence proceedings; firearms surrender; sexual assault protection orders, vulnerable adult protection order proceedings;  mental illness hearings at designated hospitals; criminal, civil, and dependency proceedings at Juvenile Court; and adoptions. Additional responsibilities may include settlement conferences in appropriate areas and presiding in Criminal Division 2.  Criminal Division 2 includes, but is not limited to, arraignments, bail hearings, pleas and sentencings, search warrants, and review/non-compliance hearings.  

Applications will be accepted through Friday, September 18, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. and should be emailed to Superior Court, PCSUPCRT@piercecountywa.govApplicants will receive an acknowledgement email in response.  If an acknowledgement email is not received, please call Superior Court Administration at 253-798-8664. No late applications will be accepted.


Court Appointed Attorneys in ADA Cases

Pierce County Superior Court is seeking to add to the list of qualified local attorneys who are willing to accept appointment by the court to represent civil litigants with eligible disabilities under GR-33. Appointments under GR-33 are nearly always for disabled individuals who are eligible due to severe psychological or neurological impairments and have subsequently been found after an evaluation and review of healthcare records to qualify for court appointed counsel as an ADA accommodation. The court appointment rate is currently set by Superior Court at $85.00 per hour.

Any attorney who is interested in being placed on the ADA Appointment List, should provide the below listed information to Dea Finigan, Deputy Court Administrator, at Pierce County Superior Court, 930 Tacoma Avenue South, Room 334, Tacoma, WA. 98402. If you have questions please contact Ms. Finigan at (253) 798-4193.

  • Full Name (First, M.I. Last)
  • WSBA#
  • Business Mailing Address
  • Business Physical Address (if different from the mailing address)
  • Business Phone
  • Business Fax
  • Business E-Mail Address
  • Practice Emphasis (i.e. what are your areas of expertise and what types of cases are you willing to accept for court appointment?)
Please Note: Attorneys Who Are Already on the Superior Court Ada List Do Not Need to Re-Apply!!

Volunteer Opportunities

There are no volunteer opportunities with Superior Court at this time.