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 Washington Supreme Court. It also responds to requests for comment from the Court on proposals developed by others. The committee performs the rules-study function outlined in General Rule 9 and reports its recommendations to the WSBA Board of Governors. 

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 page. For more information, please visit Washington Courts.
  • For the Oct. 1, 2016–Sept. 30, 2017, term, the Court Rules and Procedures Committee will review the Rules of Appellate Procedures and the Rules of Appeal from Decisions of Courts of Limited Jurisdiction. For more information, please see the review cycle established by the state Supreme Court.

Upcoming Meetings

Meeting Schedule

The Committee will meet on July 24, 2017, 9:30–11 a.m. at the WSBA Offices. Agenda and meeting materials will be posted on this page. Meetings are open to the public.

Archived 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., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98101.


Shannon Kilpatrick, committee chair

Kevin Bank, staff liaison

William Pickett, Board of Governors liaison

Rules Adopted and Rules Published for Comments

By the WSBA Court Rules and Procedures Committee or by others

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