LIRLJ 3.1 PROCEDURE AT CONTESTED HEARING (b) Representation by Lawyer. At a contested hearing the plaintiff may be represented by a lawyer for the prosecuting authority. The defendant may be represented by a lawyer. (c) When both parties are represented by lawyers the matter will be heard as if it were a bench trial. The hearing date will be set on a Tuesday at 3 P.M in Oak Harbor. If the defendant is not represented the hearing will be assigned to the normal contested hearing calendar for the appropriate court. (e) If a lawyer appears for the defendant at a regular scheduled contested hearing without previously filing a notice of appearance, the matter may be rescheduled to the Tuesday, 3PM calendar to permit appearance by a lawyer representing the plaintiff. (f) Witness fees: Each party is responsible for costs incurred by that party as set forth in RCW 46.63.151. Subpoenas may be issued by the Court or a party's lawyer with a copy filed at the Court. Out of county witnesses must be approved by the Judge. (g) Speed measuring device experts may appear by telephone, video conference call, or in person.
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