Contact: Deputy Clerk IV, Carlson
(360) 964-1818

GH Self-Help Office for Family Law:
Julie Wade
(360) 249-8174 


1. In-Person
2. Mail

*E-Filing is not available 
**We cannot accept filings via email.

HOW TO FILE EXHIBITS - Pursuant to LCR 79(d):

(1)  Submission of Exhibits. The parties shall provide two sets of all exhibits at least two business days prior to trial. The original set shall go to the Clerk and a bench copy to Court Administration, in two separate notebooks, packets, or binders. The Court recognizes that exhibits used in rebuttal or for impeachment purposes may be supplemented during trial. In such event, working copies for the Court and the opposing parties shall be made available as practicable.

(2)  Numbering of Exhibits. Counsel shall arrange with the Clerk for the marking of all exhibits at least two business days prior to trial. Plaintiff or Petitioner’s exhibits shall be numbered 1-200. Defendant or Respondent’s exhibits shall be numbered 201-400. In cases with more than two parties or with more voluminous exhibits, the parties shall work with the Clerk prior to submitting exhibits to verify numbering of their proposed exhibits.

(3)  Exhibits. When an exhibit is marked for identification it becomes part of the Court record and, except when used in the courtroom or on appeal, shall not be removed from the Clerk's custody without a Court order. After 30 days' written notice to all parties of record following final disposition of a civil or family law case, the Court may order the Clerk to destroy or dispose of physical evidence unless good cause is shown why it should be preserved.

[Amended April 21, 2022, Amended September 1, 2022]


1. The Clerk does NOT accept a CD/DVD or USB for filing.

2. Court Administration does NOT accept judges' bench copies via a CD/DVD or USB flash drive. The Court cannot safely review the material without possibly exposing the County Network with viruses.

3. If you have audio or video evidence you would like the court to review:
a. You will need to bring a CD/DVD to your court hearing. (USB flash drive is not permitted)
b. It’s the responsibility of the party submitting to provide the equipment in which to play/view in open court during your hearing/trial.

4. The Clerk will keep the CD/DVD if it is marked as an exhibit.

Please note: In most instances, if the hearing falls on a Motion Calendar Docket and the hearing needs CD/DVD audio/video evidence presented, the hearing will have to be continued and special set for another date and time.