General Orders of Division I
General Order re RAP 5.5 Mandatory Settlement Conference
IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON
WHEREAS the increasing caseload of the Court of Appeals requires the apportionment of court resources, and
WHEREAS RAP 1.2(c) and RAP 18.8(a) provide the Court may waive or alter the provisions of the Rules of Appellate Procedure in order to serve the ends of justice; now, therefore, it is hereby
ORDERED that mandatory settlement conferences as provided by RAP 5.5 are no longer required; and it is further
ORDERED that settlement conferences may be held when all parties to the appeal agree that such conference would be beneficial, and it is further
ORDERED that the provisions of RAP 5. 5 pertaining to civil appeal statements and answers to civil appeal statements are also no longer required unless a settlement conference is set.
DATED this 6th day of January, 1992.
FOR THE COURT:
C. Kenneth Grosse, Chief Judge
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