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Assistant Presiding Judge Andrea Chin Receives ABAW Judge of the Year Award

Seattle Municipal Court Assistant Presiding Judge Andrea Chin was recently honored by the Asian Bar Association of Washington (ABAW) with the Judge of the year award at their annual gala. Judge Chin received this award in recognition of her many accomplishments in the legal community and for her unwavering support and… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Municipal Court Probation Receives Innovating Justice Award

On Friday, October 20th, Seattle Municipal Court Probation was honored with one of four Innovating Justice Awards by the Washington State Court’s Board For Judicial Administration. The award is given to individuals or groups who have provided exceptional leadership in helping courts deliver innovative and responsive justice by promoting race equity… [ Keep reading ]

New Videos Released to Help Individuals Navigate Seattle Municipal Court Processes

Seattle Municipal Court (SMC) has developed three explainer videos as additional tools for guiding court-involved individuals through court processes and procedures. At SMC, we understand that receiving a ticket or being summoned to court can be a stressful time, and that court processes may be difficult to navigate. We are… [ Keep reading ]

Josh Sattler Selected as Court Administrator, Seattle Municipal Court

Seattle, Wash.– Seattle Municipal Court (SMC) is pleased to announce Josh Sattler has been selected as the next court administrator. As court administrator, Sattler leads the administrative and operational functions of the court. He was appointed by Presiding Judge Faye R. Chess on May 7, 2023, and his appointment was… [ Keep reading ]

Hon. Pooja Vaddadi Sworn-In For First Judicial Term on Seattle Municipal Court Bench

On Monday, January 9, 2023, Hon. Pooja Vaddadi was sworn-in for her first judicial term on the Seattle Municipal Court bench. Judge Vaddadi was elected in November 2022 for a four-year term, January 2023 – January 2027. Prior to joining the Seattle Municipal Court bench, Judge Vaddadi practiced law for… Filed Under: General, News ReleaseTagged With: , ,

Seattle Municipal Court Judges Issue En Banc Ruling Denying Defense Motion to Suppress Breath Alcohol Readings Obtained from Draeger Alcotest 9510

Seattle Municipal Court (SMC) judges have denied a motion from defense to suppress breath alcohol (BAC) readings obtained from the Draeger Alcotest 9510 in a ruling issued on January 3, 2023. Having determined this to be an issue of citywide significance pursuant to SMC Local Rule 8.2.4, a panel consisting… Filed Under: en banc ruling, General, News ReleaseTagged With: , ,

Seattle Municipal Court Closed To Public on Friday, December 23, 2022, Except In-Custody Arraignments

Due to threats of severe weather and impacts on travel conditions in the Seattle area and to ensure the safety of all court participants including jurors, attorneys, and staff, Seattle Municipal Court will be closed to the public on Friday, December 23, 2022, except for in-custody arraignments at the King… [ Keep reading ]

Hon. Faye R. Chess Elected Seattle Municipal Court Presiding Judge Effective January 1, 2023, Hon. Andrea Chin to Serve as Assistant Presiding Judge

On Friday, December 2nd, a majority of the Seattle Municipal Court (SMC) judges elected Honorable Faye R. Chess to serve as Presiding Judge and Honorable Andrea Chin to serve as Assistant Presiding Judge for a two-year term, effective January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2024. Honorable Willie Gregory remains the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Municipal Court to Hold Community Outreach Event in South Seattle, Monday, September 19, 2022

አማርኛ | Español | 简体中文 | Soomaali | Tiếng Việt Seattle Municipal Court (SMC) is bringing court and social services to the Rainier Beach Community Centeron Monday, September 19, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Community members will get help with resolving SMC warrants and setting up payment plans or community… [ Keep reading ]

Hon. Willie Gregory to Step Down as Seattle Municipal Court Presiding Judge; Hon. Adam Eisenberg to Become Presiding Judge Effective July 5, 2022

Hon. Faye R. Chess to Serve as Assistant Presiding Judge Honorable Adam Eisenberg will become Seattle Municipal Court’s (SMC) Presiding Judge effective today, July 5, 2022. Presiding Judge Willie Gregory announced that he has made a personal decision to step down from the Presiding Judge role. Honorable Faye R. Chess… [ Keep reading ]