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Comments due April 30, 2021

On April 1, 2020, the Court issued the following Rule Orders:

Topic

Rule(s)

Withdrawal by Attorney

CR 71

On Dec. 3, 2020, the Court issued the following Rule Orders:

Topic

Rule(s)

New Rules for Discipline and Incapacity (RDI), Rescission of Rules for Enforcement of Lawyer Conduct (ELC), Enforcement of Limited Practice Officer Conduct (ELPOC), and Enforcement of Limited License Legal Technician Conduct (ELLLTC) and various Conforming Amendments.

New Rules for Discipline and Incapacity (RDI), GR 1, Rescission of Rules for Enforcement of Lawyer Conduct (ELCs), Enforcement of Limited Practice Officer Conduct (ELPOCs), and Enforcement of Limited License Legal Technician Conduct (ELLLTCs), and Conforming Amendments to: GR 12.4, 12.5, 24, RPC 1.0B, 1.6, 1.15A, 5.4, 5.6, 5.8, 8.1, 8.4, 8.5, LLLT RPC 1.0B, 1.15A, 5.4, 5.8, 8.4, LPO RPC 1.0, 1.8, 1.10, 1.12A, APR 1, 5, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, APR 15 Procedural Regulations 6, 22.1, 23, 24.1, 24.2, 25.1, 25.5, 28, New Suggested Rules APR 29 and APR 30

Access to Family Law and Guardianship

GR 22

Certifying Professional Guardians and Conservators

GR 23

Council on Public Defense's Indigent Defense Appellate Performance Guidelines

Standards Certification of Compliance for CrR 3.1, CrRLJ 3.1, and JuCR 9.2

Non-Profit and Court-Annexed Limited Legal Service Programs

RPC 6.5

On Dec. 11, 2020, the Court issued the following Rule Orders:

Topic

Rule(s)

Amended New Rules for Discipline and Incapacity (RDI), Rescission of Rules for Enforcement of Lawyer Conduct (ELCs), Enforcement of Limited Practice Officer Conduct (ELPOCs), and Enforcement of Limited License Legal Technician Conduct (ELLLTCs) and various Conforming Amendments

AMENDED ORDER — New Rules for Discipline and Incapacity (RDI), GR 1, Rescission of Rules for Enforcement of Lawyer Conduct (ELCs), Enforcement of Limited Practice Officer Conduct (ELPOCs), and Enforcement of Limited License Legal Technician Conduct (ELLLTCs), and Conforming Amendments to: GR 12.4, 12.5, 24, RPC 1.0B, 1.6, 1.15A, 5.4, 5.6, 5.8, 8.1, 8.4, 8.5, LLLT RPC 1.0B, 1.15A, 5.4, 5.8, 8.4, LPO RPC 1.0, 1.8, 1.10, 1.12A, APR 1, 5, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, APR 15 Procedural Regulations 6, 22.1, 23, 24.1, 24.2, 25.1, 25.5, 28, New Suggested Rules APR 29 and APR 30

On Jan. 8, 2021, the Court issued the following Rule Orders:

Topic

Rule(s)

Mandatory Continuing Legal Education

APR 11

Amendments to the Admission to Practice Rules (APR) — LLLT

APR 4, 5, 25.1, 25.2, 25.3, 28 Appendix 28

Rules Effective Upon Publication

Court Rules that have been adopted and will be effective upon publication are listed below: 

Topic(s)Rule(s)Date Ordered 

Board for Judicial Administration Rules 

BJAR Preamble, BJAR 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5

Nov. 6, 2019

Suggested Amendments to Mandatory Arbitration Rules (MARs) to Superior Court Arbitration of Civil Actions (SCCARs) and General Rule 1

MAR 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, and GR 1

Nov. 6, 2019

Technical Change to RAP 

RAP 18.13A

Nov. 6, 2019

Technical Change to RPC 

RPC 6.1

Nov. 6, 2019

Statement of Defendant on Plea of Guilty

CrR 4.2(g)

Dec. 4, 2019

Civil Arrests

GR 38

April 1, 2020

Respect for Rights of Third Person

RPC 4.4 [Comment 4]

April 1, 2020

Nonmember Lawyer Licenses to Practice Law

APR 8

April 1, 2020

Technical Correction - Content of Brief

RAP 10.3(h)

April 1, 2020

Technical Correction - Waiver of Fees and Charges in Civil Matters

GR 34

April 1, 2020

Pleas

CrR 4.2(g), CrRLJ 4.2(g), and JuCR 7.7

July 8, 2020

Commencement of Action

CR 3

July 8, 2020

Monetary Penalty Schedule for Infractions

IRLJ 6.2

July 8, 2020

Suspension of a Provision for LLLT Program

APR 28

Aug. 6, 2020 

Paralegal Certification Examination Requirement

APR 3, APR 5

Sept. 9, 2020

Pro Bono Status 

APR 1, APR 3, and GR 24

Oct. 7, 2020

Suggested Amendments to Rules of Appellate Procedure (RAPs), NEW RAP 18.17 and RAP Forms

RAP 4.2, 4.3, 10.4, 10.7, 10.8, 10.10(b), 12.4, 13.4, 13.5(c), 13.7(e), 16.7(c), 16.10(d), 16.16(e), 16.17, 16.21(c), 16.22, 17.4(g), 18.13A(h), 18.14(c), NEW 18.17, RAP Forms: 3, 4, 6, 9, 17, 18, 20, and 23

Dec. 3, 2020

Suggested Amendments to various General Rules (GRs), Criminal Rules (CrRs), Rules for Courts of Limited Jurisdiction (CrRLJs, IRLJs, and RALJs), Juvenile Court Rules (JuCRs), and Superior Court Special Proceedings Rules (SPRs).

GR 13, GR 30, CrR 2.2, CrR 2.3, CrR 3.2.1, CrRLJ 2.1 CrRLJ 2.3, CrRLJ 3.2.1, CrRLJ 3.6, IRLJ 6.7, RALJ 6.3.1, JuCR 7.3, and SPR 98.16W

Dec. 3, 2020

Remote Recording

GR 11.3

Dec. 3, 2020

Team Interpreting 

New GR 11.4

Dec. 3, 2020

Pleas - Written Statement 

CrR 4.2(g)

Dec. 3, 2020

AMENDED Remote Interpreting 

AMENDED ORDER: GR 11.3

Dec. 11, 2020

Suggested Amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct (RPCs)

RPC 5.5, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5

Jan. 8, 2021

Suggested Amendments to the Limited License Legal Technician Rules of Professional Conduct (LLLT RPCs)

LLLT RPC 1.0B, 1.5, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5

Jan. 8, 2021