WSR 09-15-047

RULES OF COURT

STATE SUPREME COURT


[ July 8, 2009 ]

IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF THE AMENDMENTS TO BJAR 2-COMPOSITION )

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ORDER

NO. 25700-A-921


The Board for Judicial Administration having recommended the adoption of the proposed amendment to BJAR 2-Composition, and the Court having considered the amendment and comments submitted thereto, and having determined that the proposed amendment will aid in the prompt and orderly administration of justice;

Now, therefore, it is hereby

ORDERED:

(a) That the amendment as attached hereto is adopted.

(b) That the amendment will be published in the Washington Reports and will become effective June 30, 2010.

DATED at Olympia, Washington this 8th day of July, 2009.
Alexander, C. J.


C. Johnson, J.


Owens, J.


Madsen, J.


Fairhurst, J.


Sanders, J.


J. M. Johnson, J.


Chambers, J.


Stephens, J.



BOARD FOR JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION RULES - BJAR 2 - COMPOSITION

(a) Membership. The Board for Judicial Administration shall consist of judges from all levels of court selected for their demonstrated interest in and commitment to judicial administration and court improvement. The Board shall consist of five members from the appellate courts (two from the Supreme Court, one of whom shall be the Chief Justice, and one from each division of the Court of Appeals), five members from the superior courts, one of whom shall be the President of the Superior Court Judges' Association, five members of the courts of limited jurisdiction, one of whom shall be the President of the District and Municipal Court Judges' Association, two members of the Washington State Bar Association (non-voting) and the Administrator for the Courts (non-voting).

(b) Selection. Members shall be selected based upon a process established by their respective associations or court level which considers demonstrated commitment to improving the courts, racial and gender diversity as well as geographic and caseload differences.

(c) Terms of Office.

(1) Of the members first appointed, one justice of the Supreme Court shall be appointed for a two-year term; one judge from each of the other levels of court for a four-year term; one judge from each of the other levels of court and one Washington State Bar Association member for a three-year term; one judge from the other levels of court and one Washington State Bar Association member for a two-year term; and one judge from each level of trial court for a one-year term. Provided that the terms of the District and Municipal Court Judges' Association members whose terms begin on July 1, 2010 and July 1, 2011 shall be for two years and the terms of the Superior Court Judges' Association members whose terms begin on July 1, 2012 and July 1, 2013 shall be for two years each. Thereafter, voting members shall serve four-year terms and the Washington State Bar Association members for three-year terms commencing annually on June 1. The Chief Justice, the President Judges and the Administrator for the Courts shall serve during tenure.

(2) Members serving on the BJA shall be granted equivalent pro tempore time.


[Amended effective October 29, 1993; February 16, 1995; January 25, 2000.]

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.

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