Court Rules and Procedures Committee

The Court Rules and Procedures Committee studies and develops suggested amendments to designated sets of court rules on a regular cycle of review established by the State Supreme Court. It also responds to requests for comment from the Supreme Court on proposals developed by others. The Committee performs the rules-study function outlined in General Rule 9 and reports its recommendations to the Board of Governors. 

Court Rules and Procedures Committee News

  • A list of recently adopted rules proposed by the Committee, other rule changes of interest, and suggested rule amendments can be found on this site. For more information, please see the Washington Courts website.
  • For the October 1, 2013–September 30, 2014 term, the Court Rules and Procedures Committee will review the Criminal Rules for Superior Court (CrR) and the Criminal Rules for Court of Limited Jurisdiction (CrRLJ).  For more information, please see the review cycle established by the Supreme Court.
  • The Electronically Stored Information (ESI) Subcommittee continues its work on proposals to amend the Civil Rules. Please send any comments on proposed changes to ESI Subcommittee Chair Shawn Larsen-Bright.

Upcoming Meetings 

2013–2014 Meeting Schedule

The next meeting will be held on July 21, 2014 at 9:30 a.m - 1:00 p.m. at the WSBA offices. The meetings are open to the public. 

Meeting Materials: July 21, 2014 Meeting Materials


Archives Meeting Materials and Minutes

Information for the Public

Pursuant to court order, the Committee publicizes suggested rule changes for public comment before finalizing its recommendations. Members of the bar, bench, and public are encouraged to review these proposals and send comments to the Committee.

Suggested rule changes should be submitted to the Court pursuant to the procedures set forth in GR 9(e); comments on published proposed rule changes should be submitted to the Court pursuant to GR 9(g). Please send courtesy copies of your submissions to the WSBA Court Rules and Procedures Committee, 1325 Fourth Ave., Ste. 600, Seattle, WA 98101.

Contacts

Chair: Hillary Evans Graber
Staff Liaison: Alan Michael Singer
Board of Governors Liaison: Ken Masters

Suggested Rule Changes

By the WSBA Court Rules and Procedures Committee or by others

Recently Adopted Rule Changes Proposed by the Committee

Other Rule Changes of Interest

Proposed by the Committee and by others

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