Washington (State)’s First Monday

While the United States Supreme Court term begins on the first Monday in October, our state’s Supreme Court term does not. According to its website, the Washington Supreme Court has four, four-month sessions (although Summer’s session appears consistently light). If one had to define a new “term,” it would probably be the Winter session beginning in January of each year. That is the first session following judicial elections in November. It is also the time when the Chief Justice gives her State of the Judiciary address.