WSR 08-13-021

RULES OF COURT

STATE SUPREME COURT


[ June 6, 2008 ]

IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF THE AMENDMENTS TO RPC 1.8 -- CONFLICTS OF INTEREST: CURRENT CLIENTS: SPECIFIC RULES AND COMMENTS 21-29, RPC 5.5 -- UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW; MULTIJURISDICTIONAL PRACTICE OF LAW AND NEW APR 27 -- PROVISION OF LEGAL SERVICES FOLLOWING DETERMINATION OF MAJOR DISASTER, APR 15 -- LAWYER'S FUND FOR CLIENT PROTECTION PROCEDURAL RULES 5 AND 6, ER 408 -- COMPROMISE AND OFFERS OF COMPROMISE, ER 410 -- INADMISSIBILITY OF PLEAS, OFFERS OF PLEAS, AND RELATED STATEMENTS, ER 1101 -- APPLICABILITY OF RULES, RAP 2.2 -- DECISIONS OF SUPERIOR COURT THAT MAY BE APPEALED, CrR 8.3(c) -- DISMISSAL, RALJ 2.2 -- WHAT MAY BE APPEALED, CrRLJ 8.3(c) -- DISMISSAL, NEW JuCR 7.15 -- WAIVER OF RIGHT OF COUNSEL )

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ORDER

NO. 25700-A-897


The Washington State Bar Association having recommended the adoption of the proposed amendments to RPC 1.8 -- Conflicts of Interest: Current Clients: Specific Rules and Comments 21-29, RPC 5.5 -- Unauthorized Practice of Law; Multijurisdictional Practice of Law and NEW APR 27 -- Provision of Legal Services Following Determination of Major Disaster, APR 15 -- Lawyer's Fund for Client Protection Procedural Rules 5 and 6, ER 408 -- Compromise and Offers of Compromise, ER 410 -- Inadmissibility of Pleas, Offers of Pleas, and Related Statements, ER 1101 -- Applicability of Rules, RAP 2.2 -- Decisions of Superior Court That May Be Appealed, CrR 8.3(c) -- Dismissal, RALJ 2.2 -- What May Be Appealed, CrRLJ 8.3(c) -- Dismissal, NEW JuCR 7.15 -- Waiver of Right of Counsel, 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 administration 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.


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