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Superior Court is making changes in 2018. RALJ matters starting January 1, 2018 will be assigned at filing to a Judge. The hearings will be scheduled to be heard on Friday afternoons at 1:30 by Case Schedule Order that will be prepared and mailed to the parties on or shortly after their Trial/Final Hearing scheduling date. Please see LCR 40 in regards to how the Court schedules those matters. Please click on the link below to see more changes for 2018.

Notice regarding Judge Assignments and Rotation 2018 (PDF)

Superior Court was awarded a State Justice Institute Grant for technical assistance to permit the Court to engage the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) to conduct a thorough study of the Courtís caseflow management structure and procedures and  recommend feasible approaches to manage and resolve cases. The experts from the NCSC spent one week on site with the court and the stakeholders and then came back for a follow up meeting. Click here the report that was produced from that study, NCSC Felony Caseflow and Calendaring Study of Thurston County Superior Court. We realize that there is a lot of information in this report but we believe that it provides pathways for meaningful change of our current systems. The Court has reached consensus changes in section 6.0 and  already engaged a team, Felony Leadership Improvement Project (FLIP) comprised of county officials and department representatives to work collaboratively with other stakeholders on system changes towards an efficient process for fair and timely resolution of cases. We will keep you posted on our progress and accomplishments.

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2017 Non-Jury Trial Weeks
2018 Non-Jury Trial Weeks
The Drug Court calendar is cancelled on the following dates:
December 26, 2017
December 29, 2017
The Special Sentencing Calendar will be cancelled on the following dates:
February 26, 2018
The Unlawful Detainer calendar will be cancelled on December 29, 2017
The Suppression hearings will be canceled on the following dates:
February 26, 2018

Use the links below to see availability in scheduled court sessions
for the next 90 days.

Civil Session Availability are listed by the Judge's initials:
Judge Murphy - CM  Judge Dixon - JD  Judge Skinder - JS  Judge Lanese - CL


Effective January 3, 2017 civil case load will be reassigned as follows:
Civil cases assigned to Judge Anne Hirsch will be reassigned to Judge James Dixon.


Effective January 9, 2017 civil case load will be reassigned as follows:

Civil cases assigned to Judge Gary Tabor will be reassigned to Judge John C. Skinder. Civil Cases assigned to Judge Mary Sue Wilson will be reassigned

to Judge Chris Lanese.

 These reassignments will not affect trial or hearing dates*,

case management deadlines, or any pending motions*.


There is no reason for you to contact the Court regarding your reassignment.

Click here for a list of civil cases assigned to Judge Anne Hirsch
Click here for a list of civil cases assigned to Judge Gary Tabor
Click here for a list of civil cases assigned to Judge Mary Sue Wilson

*Note: Some dispositive motion hearing dates may be affected.

The Court will contact you if there is a need to reschedule.





To serve the public through the prompt resolution of civil and

criminal cases in a manner that ensures access and fair treatment.




Thurston County Superior Court is a Court where all can safely and easily access the court, its programs and services, and have an opportunity to be heard.  Through well-trained judicial officers and court staff, the Court uses innovative techniques and manages public resources responsibly.  The Court seeks community input to ensure public confidence in the judiciary and to reflect the diverse community needs.



Thurston County Superior Court is a state trial court of general jurisdiction situated in Thurston County, Washington.

This court has state-wide jurisdiction and hears major criminal matters (felonies), civil cases including cases involving real property, domestic relations matters, appeals from lower courts (Thurston County District and Municipal Courts), and appeals from state administrative agencies.

Family & Juvenile Court is a department of Superior Court and hears juvenile offender matters as well as child dependency cases. Family & Juvenile Court also operates a juvenile detention facility.

Thurston County's Superior Court has eight full-time elected judges who sit on all matters and three Superior Court Commissioners who sit primarily in Family & Juvenile Court and on domestic relations and domestic violence cases.




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