RULES OF COURT
|IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF THE AMENDMENT TO GR 7||)
Now, therefore, it is hereby
(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.
LOCAL RULES--FILING AND EFFECTIVE DATE
(b) Form. All local rules shall be consistent with rules
adopted by the Supreme Court, and shall conform in numbering
system and in format to these rules to facilitate their use.
Each rule and amendment filed shall state its effective date
in brackets following the rule. Prior to adopting a local
rule, the court may informally submit a copy of its local rule
to the Administrative Office of
Administrator for the Courts
for comments as to its conformity in number and format to the
Official Rules of Court, and suggestions with reference
(c) Distribution. On or before September 1 of each year,
the Administrator for the Courts shall distribute all local
rules, and amendments thereto, to the state law library, the
libraries of the three divisions of the Court of Appeals, all
county law libraries, Washington law school libraries, and to
such other places as are deemed appropriate by the
Administrative Office of
Administrator for the Courts.
(d) Availability of Local Rules
; Effect Upon Existing
Local Rules. The clerk of the court adopting the rules shall
maintain a complete set of current local rules, which shall be
available for inspection and copying. In order for local
rules which are currently in effect to remain in effect they
must be refiled with the Office of the Administrator for the
Courts by September 15, 1991.
(e) Emergency Rules.
(1) In the event a court other than the Supreme Court deems that an emergency exists which requires a change in its rules, such court shall, in addition to filing the rules or amendments as provided in section (a), distribute them to all county law libraries.
(2) A rule or amendment adopted on an emergency basis shall become effective immediately on filing with the Administrator for the Courts. The rule or amendment shall remain effective for a period of 90 days after filing, unless readopted in accordance with section (e)(1) or submitted as a permanent rule or amendment under section (a) within the 90-day period.
(f) Filing Local Rules Electronically. The Administrator for the Courts shall establish the specifications necessary for a court to file its local court rules electronically.
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.