This proposed local court rule is being distributed in accordance with General Rule 7. Date of distribution: May 28, 2021. The comment period is May 28, 2021 through June 28, 2021. All comments on this proposed local court rule must be submitted in writing to Monroe Municipal Court by the end of the comment period. All comments received will be posted on the court’s website.
Mailing Address: 806 W Main Monroe WA 98272
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax number: 360 863-4628
In person hearings are now being scheduled as are remote video hearings via Zoom platform
Municipal Court cashier window remains closed. Staff is available
from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Please call 360-863-4548 for assistance
On April 28, 2021, Judge Ness signed Administrative Order 2021-03 cancelling jury trials until after May 28, 2021. In addition, all infractions will be heard via email or on a written by mail statement submitted to the Court pursuant to IRLJ3.5 through June 30, 2021. Anyone who receives a notice of infraction is still required to respond to the notice of infraction within 15 days.
Pursuant to the authority given this Court through the Washington State Supreme Court order and in accordance with Monroe Municipal Court emergency order 2020-04, Municipal Court will set arraignments ,pretrials, motions, and compliance reviews for remote hearings whenever possible but will open to the public for limited in person court hearings on Tuesday, July 14, 2020.
In person hearings are scheduled as follows until further notice:
Every Wednesday at 10:15 am, and 11:00 am.
Remote video appearances via Zoom are scheduled as follows until further notice:
Every Wednesday at 8:45 AM - Meeting ID 816 8978 9409 no password needed-must be scheduled with court prior to appearance date.
Or as special set by Judge Ness.
If you would like your hearing to be held remotely instead of in person you must contact your attorney or the court by Friday noon of the week prior to your scheduled hearing for approval- as there are some exceptions.
The following will apply to all persons appearing for in person hearings:
People will only be allowed into the building when their court hearings are scheduled and not before.
People scheduled for court will be the only ones allowed access into City Hall lobby and the courtroom.
Everyone entering the courtroom will be required to wear a face covering (not supplied by court but court will have some available if needed).
Everyone will have to use hand sanitizer before entering the courtroom.
People who are feeling ill will be required to leave and contact their attorney or the clerk’s office by phone, email, or fax.
If you are scheduled for a remote video appearance:
- LOG IN: From your electronic device you may install the Zoom application or log in through your web browser at zoom.us/join. Enter the Meeting ID from your notice of hearing at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled hearing time to test your connection and make yourself available to speak to your attorney. If you only have a telephone you can still dial into the hearing by calling 1-253-215-8782 using the same Meeting ID . The parties can hear you but not see you at the hearing and you can hear those participating.
- APPEAR: You will be muted until your case is called or until your attorney needs to speak with you. Your hearing will proceed as if you were in the courtroom.
- LEAVE: You are required to remain on Zoom until your case is called, completed and you are excused. If you leave Zoom before your case is resolved, you will be considered a failure to appear and a bench warrant may be issued for your arrest.
If you are unable to attend this hearing utilizing Zoom, please contact the Court Clerk’s office at 360 863-4548 or contact your attorney for assistance.
Prior to your court appearance we highly recommend you download Zoom to your mobile device or PC you intend to use for your court appearance and verify your microphone/speakers work properly. https://zoom.us/support/download
Additional instructions can be located here for assistance using Zoom on your mobile device or PC.