WSR 08-13-018

RULES OF COURT

STATE SUPREME COURT


[ June 6, 2008 ]

IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF THE AMENDMENTS TO GR 14 -- FORMAT FOR PLEADINGS AND OTHERS PAPERS )

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ORDER

NO. 25700-A-894


The Washington Association of County Clerks having recommended the adoption of the proposed amendments to GR 14 -- Format for Pleadings and Other Papers, and the Court having considered the amendments and comments submitted thereto, and having determined that the proposed amendments will aid in the prompt and orderly administrative of justice;

Now, therefore, it is hereby

ORDERED:

(a) That the amendments as attached hereto are adopted.

(b) That the amendments will be published in the Washington Reports and will become effective September 1, 2008.

DATED at Olympia, Washington this 6th day of June, 2008.
Alexander, C. J.


C. Johnson, J.


Owens, J.


Madsen, J.


Fairhurst, J.


Sanders, J.


J.M. Johnson, J.


Chambers, J.


Stephens, J.



GR 14

FORMAT FOR PLEADINGS AND OTHER PAPERS


(a) Format Requirements. All pleadings, motions, and other papers filed with the court shall be legibly written or printed. The use of letter-size paper (8-1/2 by 11 inches) is mandatory. The writing or printing shall appear on only one side of the page. The top margin of the first page shall be a minimum of three inches, the bottom margin shall be a minimum of one inch and the side margins shall be a minimum of one inch. All subsequent pages shall have a minimum of one inch margins. Papers filed shall not include any colored pages, highlighting or other colored markings. This rule applies to attachments unless the nature of the attachment makes compliance impractical.

(b) Exception for Trial or Hearing Exhibits. This rule is not mandatory for trial or hearing exhibits, but the use of trial or hearing exhibits that comply with this rule is encouraged if it does not impair legibility.

(c) Application of Rule. This rule shall apply to all proceedings in all courts of the State of Washington unless otherwise specifically indicated by court rule.

(d) Citation Format. Citations shall conform with the format prescribed by the Reporter of Decisions. (See Appendix 1.)

[Adopted effective September 1, 1990; amended effective April 1, 2001; September 1, 2003.]

Reviser's note: The brackets and enclosed material in the text of the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appear in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office