WSR 05-13-015

RULES OF COURT

STATE SUPREME COURT


[ June 2, 2005 ]

IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF THE AMENDMENT TO APR 13 )

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ORDER

NO. 25700-A-815


The Washington State Bar Association having recommended the adoption of the proposed amendment to APR 13, and the Court having considered the amendment and comments submitted thereto, and having determined that the proposed amendment will aid in the prompt and orderly administration of justice;

Now, therefore, it is hereby

ORDERED:

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

(b) That the amendment will be published in the Washington Reports and become effective September 1, 2005.

DATED at Olympia, Washington this 2nd day of June 2005.
Alexander, C.J.


C. Johnson, J.


Chambers, J.


Madsen, J.


Owens, J.



Fairhurst, J.


Bridge, J.


J. M. Johnson, J.



SUGGESTED AMENDMENT

ADMISSION TO PRACTICE RULES (APR)

APR 13. SIGNING OF PLEADINGS AND OTHER PAPERS; ADDRESS OF RECORD; ELECTRONIC MAIL ADDRESS; NOTICE OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER, OR NAME

(revised, December 5, 2003)


(a) Signing of Pleadings and Other Papers. All pleadings and other papers signed by an attorney and filed with a court shall include the attorney's Washington State Bar Association membership number in the signature block. The law department of a municipality, county, or state, public defender organization or law firm is authorized to make an application to the Administrative Office of the Administrator for the Courts for an office identification number. An office identification number may be assigned by the Administrative Office of the Administrator for the Courts upon a showing that it will facilitate the process of electronic notification. If an office identification number is granted, it shall appear with the attorney's Washington State Bar Association membership number in the signature block.

(b) Address of Record; Change of Address. An attorney must advise the Washington State Bar Association of a current mailing address and telephone number. The mailing address shall be the attorney's address of record. An attorney whose office mailing address or office telephone number changes shall, within 10 days after the change, notify the Executive Director of the Washington State Bar Association, who shall forward changes weekly to the Office of the Clerk of the Supreme Court for entry into the state computer system. The notice shall be in a form acceptable to the Bar Association and, in addition to shall include (1) the attorney's full name, the notice shall contain (1) (2) the attorney's Washington State Bar Association membership number, (2) (3) the previous address and telephone number, clearly identified as such, (3) (4) the new address and telephone number, clearly identified as such, and (4) (5) the effective date of the change. The courts of this state may rely on the address information contained in the state computer system in issuing notices in pending actions.

(c) Electronic mail address: An attorney should advise the Washington State Bar Association of a current business electronic mail address if one exists. An attorney whose business electronic mail address changes should, within 10 days after the change, notify the Executive Director of the Washington State Bar Association, who shall forward changes weekly to the Office of the Clerk of the Supreme Court for entry into the state computer system. Use of electronic mail addresses for court notice, service and filing must comply with GR 30.

(c) (d) Change of Name. [No change].

(d) (e) Requirements of Local and Other Court Rules Not Affected. [No change].

Reviser's note: The brackets and enclosed material in the text of the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appear in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

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.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office