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 WSBA's Board of Governors.
- The Washington State Bar Association notifies members and the public of court rules that have been ordered for comment by the state Supreme Court. Please see Proposed Court Rules Amendments.
- For the Oct. 1, 2019–Sept. 30, 2020, term, the Court Rules and Procedures Committee will review the Mandatory Arbitration Rules (MAR), the Civil Rules for Superior Courts (CR), and the Civil Rules for Courts of Limited Jurisdiction (CRLJ). For more information, please see the review cycle established by the state Supreme Court.
The next meeting is 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Monday, June 8, 2020. Agenda and meeting materials are posted on this page. Meetings are open to the public. See meeting notice.
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 Washington Supreme 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:
WSBA Court Rules and Procedures Committee
1325 Fourth Ave., Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98101
Chair: Jefferson Coulter
Board of Governors Liaison: Brian Tollefson