Local Rules Task Force
The Local Rules Task Force was created to review the purpose and function of local rules, the impact of local rules on courts, litigants and the trial bar, and possible means to mitigate the detrimental effects of the ever-increasing number of local rules on lawyers practicing in multiple courts.
In July 2009, the WSBA Board of Governors voted to extend the Local Rules Task Force Charter. The extended task of the Local Rules Task Force is to develop means to assure the implementation of the Task Force recommendations, including recommendations for rule and procedural changes, and an oversight system. The Task Force is authorized, at its discretion, to review local rules other than those promulgated by the Superior Courts.
In October 2010, the WSBA Board of Governors approved a request to extend the Local Rules Task Force charter to December 2012. In November 2012 the charter was again extended through December 2014.
The REVISED proposed Superior Court Family Law Civil Rules (FLCRs), proposed by the Local Rules Task Force, were submitted to the Washington State Supreme Court by the WSBA Board of Governors on April 30, 2012.
Please contact Elizabeth Turner, WSBA Staff Liaison (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Meetings are held at the WSBA offices (Puget Sound Plaza, 1325 4th Ave., Ste. 600, Seattle). The next meeting is scheduled for June 24, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
June 2013 meeting materials coming soon.
Meeting material and minutes archives
Co-Chairs: Lish Whitson and Justice Charles Johnson
WSBA Liaison: Elizabeth Turner
BOG Liaison: Susan Machler
Conclusions and recommendations presented to the WSBA Board of Governors on December 5, 2008.
An Excel spreadsheet analyzing the local rules in each county in Washington.
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