CRLJ 75 RECORD ON TRIAL DE NOVO (a) Scope of Rule. This rule applies only to proceedings which are not subject to appellate review under the Rules for Appeal of Decisions of Courts of Limited Jurisdiction. The proceedings to which those rules apply are defined by RALJ 1.1. (b) Transcript; Procedure in Superior Court; Pleadings in Superior Court. Within 14 days after the notice of appeal has been filed in a civil action or proceeding, including a small claims appeal pursuant to RCW 12.40, the appellant shall file with the clerk of the superior court a transcript of all entries made in the docket of the court of limited jurisdiction relating to the case, together with all the process and other papers relating to the case filed in the court of limited jurisdiction which shall be made and certified by such court to be correct upon the payment of the fees allowed by law therefor, and upon the filing of such transcript the superior court shall become possessed of the cause, and shall proceed in the same manner, as near as may be, as in actions originally commenced in that court, except as provided in these rules. The issue before the court of limited jurisdiction shall be tried in the superior court without other or new pleadings, unless otherwise directed by the superior court. (c) Small Claims Appeals; Trial De Novo on the Record. Small claims appeals pursuant to RCW 12.40 shall be tried by the superior court de novo on the record. Within 14 days after the notice of appeal has been filed in a small claims proceeding, appellant shall cause to be filed with the clerk of the superior court a verbatim electronic recording of the trial of the matter in district court and any exhibits from the trial. The electronic recording shall be made and certified by the district court to be correct upon the payment of the fees allowed by law therefor. (d) Transcript; Procedure on Failure To Make and Certify; Amendment. If upon an appeal being taken the court of limited jurisdiction fails, neglects or refuses, upon the tender or payment of the fees allowed by law, to make and certify the transcript, the appellant may make application, supported by affidavit, to the superior court and the court shall issue an order directing the court of limited jurisdiction to make and certify such transcript upon the payment of such fees. Whenever it appears to the satisfaction of the superior court that the return of the court of limited jurisdiction to such order is substantially erroneous or defective it may order the court of limited jurisdiction to amend the same. If the judge of the court of limited jurisdiction fails, neglects or refuses to comply with any order issued under the provisions of this section he may be cited and punished for contempt of court. [Adopted effective September 1, 1984; amended effective October 30, 2001.]
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