WSR 02-19-033

RULES OF COURT

STATE SUPREME COURT


[ September 5, 2002 ]

IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF NEW ARLJ 13 )

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ORDER

NO. 25700-A-751

The District and Municipal Court Judges' Association having recommended the adoption of New ARLJ 13, 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.



NEW ARLJ 13

LIMITED JURISDICTION COURTS ARE REQUIRED TO RECORD ALL PROCEEDINGS ELECTRONICALLY


a) Generally. All limited jurisdiction courts shall make an electronic record of all proceedings and retain the record for at least as long as the record retention schedule dictates.


b) Nonelectronic Record in Emergency. In the event of an equipment failure or other situation making an electronic recording impossible, the court may order the proceeding to be recorded by nonelectronic means. The nonelectronic record must be made at the court's expense, and in the event of an appeal, any necessary transcription of the nonelectronic record must be made at the court's expense.

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