RULE 16.5 PERSONAL RESTRAINT PETITION--WHERE TO SEEK RELIEF (a) Court of Appeals. A personal restraint petition should be filed with the Court of Appeals. (b) Supreme Court. (1) If a personal restraint petition is filed in the Supreme Court, the Supreme Court will ordinarily transfer the petition to the Court of Appeals. (2) If a petition is not transferred to the Court of Appeals, or has been transferred from the Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court, the determinations ordinarily made by the "Chief Judge" under rules 16.11 and 16.13 may be made by a commissioner. [Amended effective April 16, 2002.] References RCW 7.36, Habeas Corpus.
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