WSR 07-22-081

RULES OF COURT

STATE SUPREME COURT


[ November 1, 2007 ]

IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF THE AMENDMENTS TO CrR 4.1 -- ARRAIGNMENT, CrR4.2 -- PLEAS, CrRLJ 4.1 -- ARRAIGNMENT AND CrRLJ 4.2 -- PLEAS; NEW APR 27 -- PROVISION OF LEGAL SERVICES FOLLOWING DETERMINATION OF MAJOR DISASTER AND AMENDMENT TO RPC 5.5 -- UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW; MULTIJURISDICTIONAL PRACTICE OF LAW -- COMMENT 14; ER 408 -- COMPROMISE AND OFFERS TO COMPROMISE; ER 410 -- INADMISSIBILITY OF PLEAS, OFFERS OF PLEAS, AND RELATED STATEMENTS; CrR 8.3 -- DISMISSAL AND CrRLJ 8.3 -- DISMISSAL; RAP 2.2 -- DECISIONS OF THE SUPERIOR COURT THAT MAY BE APPEALED AND RALJ 2.2 -- WHAT MAY BE APPEALED; RPC 1.8 -- CONFLICT OF INTEREST: CURRENT CLIENTS: SPECIFIC RULES; NEW GR 34 -- WAIVER OF COURT AND CLERK'S FEES AND CHARGES IN CIVIL MATTERS AND APPENDIX A, B, C AND D; JuCR 7.15 -- WAIVER OF RIGHT TO COUNSEL; APR 12 -- LIMITED PRACTICE RULE FOR CLOSING OFFICERS; APPENDIX APR 12 -- REGULATIONS OF THE APR 12 LIMITED PRACTICE BOARD; DISCIPLINARY REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO APR 12.1; CONTINUING EDUCATION REGULATIONS OF THE LIMITED PRACTICE BOARD; NEW RULES OF PROFESSIONSAL [PROFESSIONAL] CONDUCT FOR LIMITED PRACTICE OFFICERS; RULES FOR ENFORCEMENT OF LIMITED PRACTICE OFFICER CONDUCT; ELC 15.4 -- TRUST ACCOUNT OVERDRAFT NOTIFICATION; RPC 1.15A -- SAFEGUARDING PROPERTY; RPC 1.5 -- FEES; RPC 5.5 -- UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW; MULTIJURISDICTIONAL PRACTICE OF LAW; APR 15 -- LAWYERS' FUND FOR CLIENT PROTECTION -- RULE 5 -- ELIGIBLE CLAIMS AND RULE 6 -- PROCEDURES AND ELC 13.9 -- COSTS AND EXPENSES )

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ORDER

NO. 25700-A-882


The Washington State Bar Association having recommended the adoption of the proposed amendments to CrR 4.1 -- Arraignment, CrR 4.2 -- Pleas, CrRLJ 4.1 -- Arraignment and CrRLJ 4.2 -- Pleas; New APR 27 -- Provision of Legal Services Following Determination of Major Disaster and Amendment to RPC 5.5 -- Unauthorized Practice of Law; Multijurisdictional Practice of Law -- Comment 14; ER 408 -- Compromise and Offers to Compromise; ER 410 -- Inadmissibility of Pleas, Offers of Pleas, and Related Statements; CrR 8.3 -- Dismissal and CrRLJ 8.3 -- Dismissal; RAP 2.2 -- Decisions of the Superior Court That May Be Appealed and RALJ 2.2 -- What May Be Appealed; RPC 1.8 -- Conflict of Interest: Current Clients: Specific Rules; New GR 34 -- Waiver of Court and Clerk's Fees and Charges in Civil Matters and Appendix A, B, C AND D; JuCR 7.15 -- Waiver of Right to Counsel; APR 12 -- Limited Practice Rule for Closing Officers; Appendix APR 12 -- Regulations of the APR 12 Limited Practice Board; Disciplinary Regulations Applicable to APR 12.1; Continuing Education Regulations of the Limited Practice Board; New Rules of Professional Conduct for Limited Practice Officers; Rules for Enforcement of Limited Practice Officer Conduct; ELC 15.4 -- Trust Account Overdraft Notification; RPC 1.15A -- Safeguarding Property; RPC 1.5 -- Fees; RPC 5.5 -- Unauthorized Practice of Law; Multijurisdictional Practice of Law; APR 15 -- Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection -- Rule 5 -- Eligible Claims and Rule 6 -- Procedures and ELC 13.9 -- Costs and Expenses, and the Court having approved the proposed amendments for publication;

Now, therefore, it is hereby

ORDERED:

(a) That pursuant to the provisions of GR 9(g), the proposed amendments as attached hereto are to be published for comment in the Washington Reports, Washington Register, Washington State Bar Association and Office of the Administrator for the Court's websites in January, 2008.

(b) The purpose statement as required by GR 9(e), is published solely for the information of the Bench, Bar and other interested parties.

(c) Comments are to be submitted to the Clerk of the Supreme Court by either U.S. Mail or Internet E-Mail by no later than April 30, 2008. Comments may be sent to the following addresses: P.O. Box 40929, Olympia, Washington 98504-0929, or Camilla.Faulk@courts.wa.gov. Comments submitted by e-mail message must be limited to 1500 words.

DATED at Olympia, Washington this 1st day of November, 2007.
For the Court
Gerry L. Alexander
CHIEF JUSTICE

Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 07-24 issue of the Register.

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