WSR 10-19-053

RULES OF COURT

STATE SUPREME COURT


[ September 10, 2010 ]

IN THE MATTER OF THE SUSPENSION OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE AMENDMENTS TO CrR 3.1(d), JuCR 9.2(d) and CrRLJ 3.1(d) (25700-A-959) )

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ORDER

NO. 25700-A-964


By ORDER NO. 25700-A-959, dated July 8, 2010, the Court adopted proposed amendments to CrR 3.1 - Right to and Assignment of Lawyer; CrRLJ 3.1 - Right to and Assignment of Lawyer, and JuCR 9.2 - Additional Right to Representation by Lawyer. The Board of Judicial Administration (BJA) has requested that the Court delay the effective date of the adopted amendments to CrR 3.1, CrRLJ 3.1, and JuCR 9.2, which all have the effective date of September 1, 2010, until such time as Standards for Indigent Defense Services have been promulgated and adopted by this Court. This Court having considered the request, and having determined that the granting of the request will aid in the orderly administration of justice;

Now, therefore, it is hereby

ORDERED:

That the previously ordered effective date for CrR 3.1, CrRLJ 3.1, and JuCR 9.2 of September 1, 2010, is suspended until September 1, 2011. However, if Standards for Indigent Defense Services have not been adopted by that date, the Court will reconsider the effective date for these rules.

DATED at Olympia, Washington this 10th day of September, 2010.
For the Court,

Madsen, C.J.
CHIEF JUSTICE

Washington State Code Reviser's Office