Courts in Edmonds, Washington

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The laws and constitution of Washington call for the creation of civil court systems. These courts are set up in every county throughout Washington. The court system in Edmonds is there to ensure that residents of Edmonds have an open forum in which they can resolve legal disputes in an orderly fashion.

If you are involved in any legal dispute in Edmonds, Washington, chances are good that you'll deal with its courts in one way or another.

The local court system of Edmonds, Washington can handle essentially every legal dispute, civil or criminal, that comes through its doors. Attorneys who specialize in civil litigation in Edmonds, Washington have an intimate knowledge of their local courthouse, its unique rules, and usually, the personalities and preferences of judges and their staff members. However, most people see the courts as very complicated. Here are some of the scenarios which are most likely to take you into court in Edmonds, Washington:

Events Leading To Exposure To The Courts In Edmonds, Washington

Jury Duty: If you're a citizen of the United States, and live in Edmonds, you've probably already dealt with the court system of Edmonds, Washington by being called to jury duty. The law requires you to show up for jury duty if you are called to do so. This involves receiving a letter informing you that you have jury duty, and telling you when and where you need to show up. On the appointed day, you will be placed in a "juror pool," where you will wait to be called into court for an upcoming trial. The lawyers for both sides of the case will then engage in jury selection. If you are eliminated from the juror pool, your service is complete. If you are selected to serve on a jury, you will have to show up for the entire trial, or you might face criminal charges.

Filing a lawsuit: When you sue a person or company in an Edmonds, Washington court, it's a given that you will have to deal with the courts, to one degree or another. At the very least, you'll probably have to attend some hearings, deal with discovery disputes, and attend case management meetings. Even if your case never goes to trial (which it probably won't, statistically), you will probably become very familiar with Edmonds, Washington's courts.

Being Sued: If you face the unenviable prospect of getting sued in Edmonds, Washington, you'll be spending a good deal of time dealing with the courts. You will have to file an answer to the complaint, discovery requests, motions, and many other documents with the court. Most of these will occur whether or not the case even goes to trial.

Divorce: If you and your spouse are divorcing, hopefully you can do it amicably. If there are disagreements over child custody, or other issues, an Edmonds, Washington family court is going to have to settle them.

How Can A Edmonds, Washington Tort Lawyer Help?

Most people who have to deal with Edmonds, Washington's courts do so because they are facing extremely complicated legal issues, or disputes that they cannot resolve on their own.

Accordingly, it's almost always a good idea to speak with a qualified civil litigation attorney if you think that you are going to have to deal with the courts in Edmonds, Washington.

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Life in Edmonds

Edmonds, Washington is a city in Snohomish County. It has a population of slightly over 40,000 people.

It is the oldest incorporated city in Snohomish County, Washington, having been founded in 1899 by a logger named George Brackett. It's not clear who or what the city of Edmonds, Washington is named after, but it is likely either then-U.S. Senator from Vermont George Franklin Edmunds, or nearby Point Edmund (later re-named to Point Edwards).

By 1900, regular ferry boat service to Seattle was available. Edmonds, Washington is an important regional center for the arts. It fetaures a well-known, privately-funded drama club, called the Driftwood Players. They do 4-5 major productions per season, interspersed with several more one-night plays.

It also has hosted a major art festival since 1957, which focuses on the visual arts such as painting and illustration, and collaborates with local schools, featuring several galleries exclusively displaying the artwork of local students, to help promote arts education. Edmonds, Washington also hosts a jazz festival every Memorial Day weekend, with professional, famous jazz performers playing, as well as music students from nearby schools.

Given its diverse, eclectic population and culture, it's no surprise that Edmonds, Washington has a diverse and well-rounded legal community. If you're facing a legal issue, and live in the area, it's almost certain that an Edmonds, Washington lawyer can help.

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