Thursday, January 20, 2005

Proposed Changes to Washington Rules of Court

Changes to the Washington Rules of Court proposed in December include these of particular interest to trial attorneys:

CR 1 - Scope of Rules
CR 5 - Service and Filing of Pleadings and Other Papers
CR 11 - Signing and Drafting of Pleadings, Motions, and Legal Memoranda; Sanctions
CR 15 - Amended and Supplemental Pleadings
CR 27 - Perpetuation of Testimony
CR 28 - Persons Before Whom Depositions May Be Taken
CR 30 - Depositions Upon Oral Examination
CR 50 - Judgment as a Matter of Law in Jury Trials; Alternative Motion for New Trial; Conditional Rulings
CR 52 - Decisions, Findings and Conclusions
CR 59 - New Trial, Reconsideration, and Amendment of Judgments
CR 62 - Stay of Proceedings to Enforce a Judgment
Superior Court Criminal Rules (CrR)

CrR 4.6 - Depositions
CrR 4.7 - Discovery
CrR 4.11 - Interviews of Witnesses (Proposed New Rule)

Changes are also proposed for the CRLJ and CrRLJ.

The comment period for the new rules expires April 29, 2005.


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