WSR 03-23-015

RULES OF COURT

STATE SUPREME COURT


[ November 6, 2003 ]

IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF THE AMENDMENT TO DRJ 14(e) )

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ORDER

NO. 25700-A-781


The Board for Judicial Administration having recommended the adoption of the proposed amendment to DRJ 14(e), 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 6th day of November 2003.
Alexander, C.J.


Johnson, J.


Bridge, J.


Madsen, J.


Chambers, J.


Sanders, J.


Owens, J.


Ireland, J.


Fairhurst, J.



DRJ 14(e)

Supplemental Provisions



(e) Confidential and Privileged Communications. Confidential communication between a judicial officer and peer Counselors of the Judicial Assistance Committee of the Superior Court Judges' Association or the District and Municipal Court Judges' Association or the LAP (Lawyers Assistance Program of the Washington State Bar Association) shall be privileged against disclosure without the consent of the judicial officer to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as confidential communication between a client and psychologist.
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