General Orders of Division I
Order on Supplemental Administrative Rule (July 1977)
IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON
It having been unanimously decided by the twelve judges of the Court of Appeals that a presiding chief judge and an executive committee will enhance the prompt and orderly administration of the affairs of the court; Now, therefore,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:
That SCAR 1, as attached, is adopted, effective January 1, 1977;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED:
That SCAR I will be published expeditiously in the Washington Appellate Reports.
DATED at Seattle, Washington this 15th day of July, 1977.
RULE I. PRESIDING CHIEF JUDGE - FXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
A. Executive Committee. There is hereby created an executive committee of the Court of Appeals. It shall be made up of the Presiding Chief Judge, as chairman, and the remaining Chief Judges of the divisions of the court and the Acting Chief Judge of Division I.
B. Duties of the Executive Committee. The executive committee shall be in general charge of administering the affairs of the Court of Appeals. Its duties shall include the following:
1. Coordinating the judicial work of the court to the end that its case load can be handled expeditiously.
2. Administering the budget of the court.
3. Recommending to and implementing policies determined by the Court of Appeals as a whole.
4. Appointing special committees for the court as necessary.
5. Appointing representatives of the court to serve on judicially related committees or task forces which may require a Court of Appeals representative.
6. Counseling and directing the Presiding Chief Judge on matters of liaison with the organizations set forth below.
7. Such other duties as the Court of Appeals as a whole may from time to time direct.
C. Selection of Presiding Chief Judge. Prior to the end of each calendar year, the Court of Appeals shall meet en banc for the purpose of selecting a Presiding Chief Judge for the Court of Appeals.
1. Those eligible for the position of Presiding Chief Judge shall be the Chief Judges of each of the divisions of the Court of Appeals and the Acting Chief Judge of Division I.
2. The position of Presiding Chief Judge shall be selected annually from among the divisions of the Court of Appeals with regard for the necessity of dividing responsibility among the three divisions.
3. The term of the Presiding Chief Judge shall be for one calendar year.
D. Duties of the presiding Chief Judge. The duties of the Presiding Chief Judge shall be those duties delegated to him by the Court of Appeals as a whole or by the executive committee
1. Act as a liaison and spokesman for the Court of Appeals with all other levels of the judicial system, namely, the Supreme Court, the Superior Courts the Courts of Limited Jurisdiction, and the Federal Courts.
2. Act as liaison and spokesman for the Court of Appeals with the Washington State Bar Association.
3. Act as liaison and spokesman for the Court of Appeals with the Washington State Court Administrator.
4. Act as liaison and spokesman for the Court of Appeals with the press and the public.
5. Act as liaison and spokesman for the Court of Appeals with the legislative branch of government.
6. Act as liaison and spokesman for the Court of Appeals with the executive branch of government.
7. Perform such other duties as the executive committee shall from time to time direct.
E. Meetings and Reports. The Presiding Chief Judge shall call quarterly meetings of the Court of Appeals as a whole. Other meetings shall be as directed by the executive committee. At such meetings, the Presiding Chief Judge will:
1. Preside at such meetings.
2. Prepare an agenda and, if possible, forward the proposed agenda to all members of the Court of Appeals in advance of each meeting.
3. Report to the Court of Appeals with reference to his liaison activities with the organizations set forth above.
4. Arrange for the meeting place.
5. Arrange for the recording of minutes of all meetings of the Court of Appeals.
6. Maintain the records of all meetings of the Court.
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