General Orders of Division I
Order re Amendment to Supplemental COA Administrative Rule
TIIE COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON
The Court of Appeals judges, at a regularly scheduled business meeting on December 9, 1991, adopted amendments to the Supplemental Court of Appeals Administrative Rule.
Now, therefore, it is hereby
That the amendment as attached hereto is adopted and is effective immediately. This Order, signed by the Presiding Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals, is to be filed in the office of the clerk of the three Divisions of the Court of Appeals.
DATED at Seattle, Washington this 12th day of December, 1991.
H. Joseph Coleman, Presiding Chief Judge
PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO
SUPPLEMENTAL COURT OF APPEALS ADMINISTRATIVE RULE (SCAR)
PRESIDING CEEEF JUDGE - EXECUTIVE 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 One.
(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;
(8) If the Presiding Chief Judge is not serving as the Chief Judge of a division or the Acting Chief Judge of Division One, the Presiding Chief Judge shall not have a vote on the executive committee.
(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 One, and any other judge who has served as a Chief Judge but not as the Presiding Chief Judge.
(2) The position of Presiding Chief Judge shall rotate
(3) The term of the Presiding Chief Judge shall be for
(d) Duties of the Presiding Chief Judge. The duties of the Presiding Chief Judge shall be those duties delegated
(1) Act as a liaison and
(2) Act as liaison and
(3) Act as liaison and
(4) Act as liaison and
(5) Act as liaison and
(6) Act as liaison and
(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 meetings, the Presiding Chief Judge will:
(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) Arrange for the meeting place;
(4) Arrange for the recording of minutes;
(5) Maintain the records of all meetings of the court.
(f) Amendments. Amendments to this rule must be approved by a majority of the members of the Court of Appeals. An Order adopting the amendments shall be signed by the Presiding Chief Judge. The Order shall be filed in the clerk's office of the each Division of the Court of Appeals and a copy provided to the Reporter of Decisions.
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