WSR 02-19-031

RULES OF COURT

STATE SUPREME COURT


[ September 5, 2002 ]

IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF NEW APR 15(g) )

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ORDER

NO. 25700-A-749

The Washington State Bar Association having recommended the adoption of New APR 15(g), and the Court having determined that the new rule 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 new rule as attached hereto is adopted.

(b) That pursuant to the emergency provisions of GR 9(i), the new rule 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.



SUGGESTED AMENDMENT

ADMISSION TO PRACTICE RULES (APR)

APR 15. LAWYERS' FUND FOR CLIENT PROTECTION



(a) Purpose. [No change.]

(b) Establishment. [No change.]

(c) Funding. [No change.]

(d) Enforcement. [No change.]

(e) Restitution. [No change.]

(f) Administration. [No change.]

(g) Subpoenas. A lawyer member of the Committee, or counsel for the Washington State Bar Association assigned to the Committee, shall have the power to issue subpoenas to compel the attendance of the lawyer being investigated or of a witness, or the production of books, or documents, or other evidence, at the taking of a deposition. A subpoena issued pursuant to this rule shall indicate on its face that the subpoena is issued in connection with an investigation under this rule. Subpoenas shall be served in the same manner as in civil cases in the superior court.

(h) Reports. [No change.]

Reviser's note: The brackets and enclosed material in the text above occurred in the copy filed by the State Supreme Court and appear in the Register pursuant to the provisions of RCW 34.08.040.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office