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Parents > United States > Washington  
Websitehttp://www.courts.wa.gov/
Established November 11, 1889
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorRalphie
Last ModifiedRalphie July 20, 2010 07:52pm
Description Washington Court System

The Supreme Court:
-Six-year terms, staggered
-Appeals from the Court of Appeals
-Administers state court system

Court of Appeals:
-Six-year terms, staggered
-Division I, Seattle; Division II, Tacoma; Division III, Spokane
-Appeals from lower courts except those in jurisdiction of the Supreme Court

Superior Court:
-Four-year terms
-Civil matters
-Domestic relations
-Felony criminal cases
-Juvenile matters
-Appeals from courts of limited jurisdiction

Courts of Limited Jurisdiction:
-Misdemeanor criminal cases
-Traffic, non-traffic, and parking infractions
-Domestic violence protection orders
-Civil actions of $75,000 or less
-Small claims of up to $5,000

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