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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Yakima County Superior Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Yakima County, Washington, and resources applicable to all courts in Washington.
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Request Yakima County Superior Court Hearing Records
Submit an online or paper form to request copies of Yakima County Superior Court recordings of court hearings. Select "Pay for Copies of Documents" or "Pay for Court Hearings on a CD" links for access to the request forms. Fees apply and may be paid online.
Criminal History Records
View instructions for obtaining a criminal history record (background check) from the Washington State Patrol, online or by printed form. Fees apply.
Superior, District, and Municipal Court Case Information and Dockets
Search Washington Superior, District, and Municipal Court case information and dockets by various criteria. This is a paid subscription service that requires registration and a set-up fee.
Superior, District, and Municipal Court Case Records
Under "Search for a case" click "Case Search Options" to search Washington Superior, District, and Municipal Court case records by name, court, case type, and year filed; or by case number and court. Under "Search for a person" click "Name Search" to search all courts by person name only; click "Licensed Health Facility Search" to view an alphabetical list of people with active Vulnerable Adult Protection Orders with their associated case number and court.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Yakima County Superior Court Calendars and Schedules
View Yakima County Superior Court calendars and schedules by hearing type. Information about telephonic hearings, hearing confirmations, interpreters, and hearing copy requests is included.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Legal Opinions
Search Washington Attorney General legal opinions from 1949 to present by keyword, year, or topic. Links to pending opinions are also available.
Forms and related information
Yakima County Superior Court Forms and Information
View and download Yakima County Superior Court forms, instructions, and format guidelines.
View and download forms for use in Washington courts. Browse forms by category, or view a list of all forms. Links are provided to instructions, forms in additional languages, and available legal assistance.
Online Self-Help Forms
Complete Washington court forms using an interactive interview process. Completed forms can be saved and printed.
Self help, legal research, general information
Yakima County Court Facilitator
The Yakima County Court Facilitator provides assistance to self-represented parties in family law cases, including explanation of court procedures, help with forms, and scheduling of hearings. See links in the left column for detailed information about child support and custody modification, dissolution, divorce orientation classes and schedules, legal separation, paternity, relocation, and mediation.
Yakima County Drug Court
View information about Yakima County Drug Court, a program of Superior Court that can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some nonviolent felony offenders with substance abuse problems.
Yakima County Family Law Information
View information about family law matters in Yakima County Superior Court, including divorce, child custody, paternity support, parenting plans, contempt, and relocation. Links to general family law information, the Court Facilitator, and additional online resources are provided.
Yakima County Superior Court Adoption Information
View information about adoption procedures in Yakima County Superior Court, including a list of confidential intermediaries, links to additional online resources, and a petition for non-identifying information.
Yakima County Superior Court Child Custody Modification
View Yakima County Superior Court information about child custody modification.
Yakima County Superior Court Child Support Information
View Yakima County Superior Court information about child support, including temporary and final orders, modification, visitation, and payments.
Yakima County Superior Court Children of Divorce Guidelines
View Yakima County Superior Court guidelines for children of divorcing parents suited to the minors' ages and needs.
Yakima County Superior Court Evictions
View information about eviction actions in Yakima County Superior Court, including filing instructions and links to additional online resources.
Yakima County Superior Court Guardianship Information
View an informational pamphlet for court-appointed guardians of incapacitated persons and their assets in Yakima County Superior Court.
Yakima County Superior Court Wills, Estates, Probate, and Guardianship
View information about wills, estates, probate, and guardianship of incapacitated persons in Yakima County Superior Court, including filing instructions and links to additional online resources.
Yakima County Superior Court Local Rules
View the local rules of Yakima County Superior Court.
Yakima County Superior Court Protection Orders
View information about protection orders in Yakima County Superior Court, including domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, anti-harassment, and vulnerable adult. Lists of required forms, links to the forms, and links to additional resources are provided.
Child Support Information
The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services offers information about parental rights, child support payments, applications, eligibility, and direct deposit signup.
Child Support Services
The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services offers information and services related to child support, including making, changing or enforcing a child support order; paternity establishment; custody and visitation; payment; forms; and information for employers. A link to frequently asked questions is at the top of the page.
Foreclosure Information and Mediation
View information and resources for Washington homeowners facing foreclosure, including counseling, loan modification programs, and property tax deferral. A link to the Washington Foreclosure Mediation Program, which can help homeowners and lenders negotiate and agreement, is in the right column.
View information about probate in Washington, including probate instructions, information for heirs and beneficiaries, forms, procedure, probate avoidance, and wills.
View statewide court rules and Superior, District, and Municipal Court local rules.
Crime Victims' Compensation
View information about Washington's Crime Victims Compensation Program, which can provide financial compensation for victims of violent crime who have suffered bodily injury and/or severe emotional distress. Links to forms and publications are included.
Criminal Record Sealing and Destruction
View a guide to sealing and destroying court records, vacating convictions, and deleting criminal history records in Washington courts.
Dispute Resolution Resources
View information about Washington State Dispute Resolution Centers, which provide mediation services to help parties resolve disputes without going to court.
Domestic Violence Information
View information about legal protection from domestic violence, harassment, and abuse. Types of protection orders, the protection order process, safety planning, guidelines for protection orders, and address confidentiality are detailed. Links are under "Helpful Information" in the left column.
Domestic Violence Resources
Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence offers statewide information and assistance to victims of domestic violence.
Legal Information for Women
Legal Voice provides information, resources, and publications focusing on women's legal rights, including family law, health and reproductive rights, discrimination, and gender-based violence.
View and download guides for self-represented parties in Superior Court civil proceedings, District Court, and Municipal Courts, available in English and Spanish. Additional resources are provided as well.
View information about therapeutic or problem solving court programs in Washington, including Adult and Juvenile Drug Courts, Family Treatment Court, DUI Court, Domestic Violence Court, Mental Health Court, and Veterans Treatment Court. These courts can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders with substance abuse and mental health problems.
The Washington Office of the Attorney General provides information about consumer issues such as fraud, scams, disputes with companies, mediation and arbitration, court procedure, worker rights, and complaint filings. Links to other agencies are provided for resolution of specific issues.
Court and Legal Answers
The Washington eService Center offers a searchable database of answers to questions about the court system, procedure, records, research resources, legal assistance and other law-related subjects.
Court Resources, Publications, and Reports
View and download publications and reports by the Washington court system on various legal topics, such as juvenile and family law, small claims, and court record access.
Legal Information and Self-Help Resources
View legal information and resources by topic, including family law, juvenile and elder law, criminal, consumer, health, housing, employment, Native Americans, immigration, civil rights, veterans, and more.
Motor Vehicle Information
The Washington State Department of Licensing offers information about driver licenses, registration, records, suspension, and reinstatement.
Self-Help Resources and Links
View information about Washington courts and related judicial resources, including an index of available self-help pages on the state courts website. Links to the certified court interpreter program, domestic violence resources, an introduction to Small Claims Court, a citizen's guide to the state court system, and a brochure about court records access are provided.
The Washington Office of the Attorney General offers information about fraudulent schemes targeting seniors, abuse of vulnerable adults, and end of life guidance.
State Court Guide
View a guide to Washington courts, types of cases, procedures, and judicial discipline; download the guide in English or Spanish.
State Law Library
View information about the Washington State Law Library, including location, hours, and services, including an online catalog, available materials, an online "Ask a Librarian" feature, and links to online legal research resources.
Search the Revised Code of Washington by keyword or citation, or browse the table of contents codes by title, chapter, and section.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Civil Legal Aid Information and Resources
The Washington Office of Civil Legal Aid offers information about civil legal aid and links to providers for income-eligible residents.
Free Civil Legal Help
Northwest Justice Project provides free civil legal assistance to income-eligible parties, information about types of cases handled, and video information about various legal topics. Applications are taken by telephone or online form submission.
Public Defender Offices
View a list of Washington public defender offices by county, with contact information and links to websites. Public Defenders provide free legal representation to indigent defendants facing possible incarceration, indigent parties facing civil mental health commitment, and indigent parents and juveniles in some juvenile court proceedings.
Complaints About Judges
View instructions for filing a complaint about a Washington judge. Additional information is provided, including the link to file online and the complaint form.
Complaints About Lawyers
View instructions for filing a complaint against a Washington lawyer or requesting assistance to resolve a dispute with your lawyer. Complaints may be filed online or by downloadable form to be mailed in hard copy.
Free and Low-Cost Legal Assistance
Search a directory of organizations offering free and low-cost legal assistance by location and legal issue, or view the alphabetical directory. Links to the organizations are provided.
Search the Washington State Bar Association directory of member attorneys by name, location, status, area of practice, and languages spoken.
Lawyer Discipline Notices
Search the Washington State Bar Association database of lawyer discipline notices by name, keyword, action type, and effective date.
Lawyer Referral and Legal Assistance
The Washington State Bar Association offers links to lawyer referral services by county, information about organizations providing free and low-cost legal services, and a Moderate Means Program that refers income-eligible parties to lawyers who offer reduced rates.