WSR 08-13-022

RULES OF COURT

STATE SUPREME COURT


[ June 6, 2008 ]

IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF THE AMENDMENTS TO MAR 3.1 -- QUALIFICATIONS )

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ORDER

NO. 25700-A-898


The Superior Court Judges' Association having recommended the adoption of the proposed amendments to MAR 3.1 -- Qualifications, 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.



MAR 3.1

QUALIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise ordered or stipulated, an arbitrator must be a member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association who has been admitted to the Bar for a minimum of 5 years, or who is a retired judge. The parties may stipulate to a nonlawyer arbitrator.

To qualify as an arbitrator, a person must sign and file an oath of office, either to serve in a particular case, or as a member of a panel of arbitrators. The court is authorized to remove an individual from a list of qualified arbitrators for good cause.

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