WSR 09-09-010

RULES OF COURT

STATE SUPREME COURT


[ April 2, 2009 ]

IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF THE AMENDMENT TO GR 29-PRESIDING JUDGE IN SUPERIOR COURT DISTRICT AND LIMITED JURISDICTION COURT DISTRICT-EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT )

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ORDER

NO. 25700-A-916


The District and Municipal Court Judges Association having recommended the adoption of the proposed amendment to GR 29-Presidint Judge in Superior Court District and Limited Jurisdiction Court District-Employment Contract, 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 exits 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 (j)(1), the amendment will be published expeditiously and become effective upon publication.

DATED at Olympia, Washington this 2nd day of April, 2009.
Alexander, C.J.


C. Johnson, J.


Chambers, J.


Madsen, J.


Owens, J.


Sanders, J.


J. M. Johnson, J.


Fairhurst, J.


Stephens, J.


Reviser's note: The spelling error in the above material occurred in the copy filed by the State Supreme Court and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.


General Rule 29

PRESIDING JUDGE IN SUPERIOR COURT DISTRICT AND

LIMITED JURISDICTION COURT DISTRICT



(a) - (j) [Unchanged.]

(k) Judicial Services Employment Contracts. A part-time judicial officer may contract with a municipal or county authority for salary and benefits to serve as a judicial officer. The personal service employment contract shall not contain provisions which conflict with this rule, the Code of Judicial Conduct or statutory judicial authority, or which would create an impropriety or the appearance of impropriety concerning the judge's activities. The employment contract should acknowledge the court is a part of an independent branch of government and that the judicial officer or court employees are bound to act in accordance with the provisions of the Code of Judicial Conduct and this Washington State Court rules.

Commentary

The Board for Judicial Administration should establish a model judicial services contract.

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.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office