General Orders of Division I
General Order re Videotape Records on Appeal (January 1991)
IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON
Pursuant to Supreme Court Order 25700-A-476 which authorizes the Court to establish local rules regarding the use of videotape records on appeal, the following rule is hereby adopted:
In order to be an effective test of the videotape procedure within the guidelines set forth in the Supreme Court Order, the number of such appeals will be limited as follows:
(1)(a) Each month four randomly selected criminal and four randomly selected civil appeals which have been recorded on videotape shall be designated as a "video appeal".
(b) This rule shall apply to appeals filed during the months of February, March and April, 1991.
(c) If appeal of one of those cases is dismissed or granted the right to proceed by written transcript, another randomly selected appeal of the same type shall be substituted.
(d) This rule does not apply to appeals from convictions for Class A felonies or from cases in which the record encompasses more than three videotapes.
(2) Cases so identified will proceed according to Supreme Court Order 25700-A-476.
DATED this 16th day of January, 1991.
FOR THE COURT:
C. Kenneth Grosse, Chief Judge
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