WSR 02-19-030

RULES OF COURT

STATE SUPREME COURT


[ September 5, 2002 ]

IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF THE AMENDMENT TO ARLJ 4 )

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ORDER

NO. 25700-A-748

The Court recommends the adoption of proposed amendment to ARLJ 4, and the Court having determined that the proposed amendment will aid in the prompt and orderly administration of justice and further determined that an emergency exists which necessitates an early adoption;

Now, therefore, it is hereby

ORDERED:

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

(b) That pursuant to the emergency provisions of GR 9(i), the amendment will be published expeditiously and become effective upon publication.

DATED at Olympia, Washington this 5th day of September 2002.
Alexander, C. J.


Smith, J.


Ireland, J.


Johnson, J.



Madsen, J.


Chambers, J.


Sanders, J.


Owens, J.



ADMINISTRATIVE RULES FOR COURTS OF LIMITED JURISDICTION

RULE 4

CANONS OF JUDICIAL ETHICS CODE OF JUDICIAL CONDUCT



(1) The Canons of Judicial Ethics Code of Judicial Conduct (CJC) as adopted by the Supreme Court of Washington shall apply to the judge of each court subject to these rules, whether or not such judge has been admitted to the Bar. It shall be the obligation of each such judge to conduct his or her court and his or her professional and personal relationships in accordance with the same standards as are required of judges of courts of record, except that Canon 31 CJC Canon 5(F), prohibiting judges from practicing law, shall not apply to attorney-justices judges of courts of limited jurisdiction who have been specifically authorized by statute to practice law.

(2) The taking of photographs in the courtroom or radio or television broadcasting or transmitting of judicial proceedings from the courtroom during the progress of judicial proceedings shall be governed by the Canons of Judicial Ethics GR 16.

Reviser's note: The typographical errors in the above material occurred in the copy filed by the State Supreme Court and appear in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

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