Updated: Sept. 28, 2022

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Proposed Court Rule Amendments

Comments Due April 30, 2023

On March 31, 2022, the Court issued the following rule orders:



Notice of Court Dates to Defendant

CrR 4.11 and CrRLJ 4.11


CrR 4.12 and CrRLJ 4.12


CR 65

Conflict of Interest: Current Clients: Specific Rules

RPC 1.8


New General Rule

On June 9, 2022, the Court issued the following rule order:



Statement of Additional Grounds for Review 

RAP 10.10; see 25700-A-1453

On June 9, 2022, the Court issued the following rule order:



Access to Court Records 

GR 31; see 25700-A-1462


CRLJ 55; see 25700-A-1463

Signing and Dating Papers

RAP 18.7; RAP Forms 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21; see 25700-A-1464

Quashing and Issuing Warrants

JuCR 7.16; see 25700-A-1465


Rules Effective Upon Publication

An archive of the disposition of past proposed rules can be found on the Washington Courts website.

Topic(s)Rule(s)Date Ordered 
Monetary Penalty Schedule for InfractionsIRLJ 6.2(d)Oct. 5, 2021
Parties Plaintiff and Defendant; Capacity; Summary Judgment; Relief from Judgment and Order; Immigration StatusCRLJ 17; CRLJ 56; CRLJ 60; ER 413Oct. 5, 2021
Confidentiality of InformationRPC 1.6Oct. 5, 2021
Transcript of Electronic RecordRALJ 6.3.1Nov. 3, 2021
Entry of Decision, Issuance of Mandate, and Enforcement of JudgmentRALJ 9.2Nov. 3, 2021
Legal Financial ObligationsNew GR 39Dec. 3, 2021
Remote InterpretationGR 11.3March 31, 2022
Access to Court Records; Indictment and the InformationGR 31 and CrR 2.1March 31, 2022
Access to Court RecordsGR 31March 31, 2022
Rule for Certifying Professional Guardians and Conservators GR 23March 31, 2022