The mission of the Washington Supreme Court is to protect the liberties guaranteed by the constitution and laws of the state of Washington and the United States; impartially uphold and interpret the law; and provide open, just, and timely resolution of all matters.
As the highest level of court in Washington State, we also strive to provide open access to our proceedings. As a court, we travel several times a year to hear cases in local jurisdictions across Washington. In 1995, we also became one of the first courts in the world to allow gavel-to-gavel coverage of all our cases, which are televised year-round on TVW, Washington State’s Public Affairs Network.
This is one of the many ways we connect directly with the public, and we hope it provides an easy way for you to learn more about your judicial system. On behalf of the nine justices on our court, we welcome you to see the Washington Supreme Court up close and in action.
Sincerely, Chief Justice Barbara A. Madsen
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