General Orders of Division II
1991-1 In Re The Matter of Commissioners' Motion Docket
GENERAL ORDER 91-1 IN RE THE MATTER OF COMMISSIONERS' MOTION DOCKET
The efficient performance of the court's functions and the proper administration of justice require that the procedures by which the court's commissioners handle motions be changed. Therefore, it is
ORDERED that, starting April 1, 1991:
- Only emergency motions, motions on the merits, motions for discretionary review, and adult and juvenile sentence reviews, will be considered on oral argument. All other motions will be considered without oral argument unless the court, in its sole discretion, determines that oral argument is desirable.
- The court rather than counsel will determine the date and time for oral argument. The court will also determine the time within which response to a motion is required. Counsel will be appropriately notified by the clerk.
- Telephone conference argument may be allowed upon written application, submitted with the motion to be heard, showing reasons sufficient to satisfy the court that counsel should not be required to appear personally.
- Provisions of the rules of appellate procedure in conflict with the foregoing changes are waived or altered. RAP 18.8(a).