RULES OF COURT
STATE SUPREME COURT
[June 7, 2018]
IN THE MATTER OF THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO IRLJ 3.3—PROCEDURE AT CONTESTED HEARING
The Washington State Bar Association, having recommended the adoption of the proposed amendments to IRLJ 3.3—Procedure at Contested Hearing, and the Court having considered the amendments and comments submitted thereto, and having determined that the proposed amendments will aid in the prompt and orderly administration of justice;
Now, therefore, it is hereby
(a) That the proposed amendments as shown below are adopted.
(b) That the proposed amendments will be published in the Washington Reports and will become effective on September 1, 2018.
dated at Olympia, Washington this 7th day of June, 2018.
Gordon McCloud, J.
INFRACTION RULES FOR COURTS OF LIMITED JURISDICTION (IRLJ)
RULE 3.3 – PROCEDURE AT CONTESTED HEARING
RULE IRLJ 3.3 PROCEDURE AT CONTESTED HEARING
(a) Generally. The court shall conduct the hearing for contesting the notice of infraction on the record in accordance with applicable law.
(b) Representation by Lawyer. At a contested hearing, the plaintiff shall be represented by a lawyer representative of the prosecuting authority when prescribed by local court rule. The defendant may be represented by a lawyer. If the defendant is represented by a lawyer, and the lawyer has filed a notice of appearance, including a waiver of the defendant's presence, the defendant need not personally appear at the contested hearing unless the defendant's presence is otherwise required by statute or these the court rules.
Reviser's note: The typographical 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.