LCrRLJ. 1.5 Style and Form The format requirements for papers being filed with a court are as specified in GR 14, except exhibits, the citation and notice, and forms approved by the Office of the Administrator for the Courts need not be on letter size paper (81/2 by 11 inches). The citation and notice shall be on a form prescribed or approved by the office of the Administrator for the Courts. (a) Filing with Court. (See: CrRLJ 8.4(c) and CRLJ 5) (1) Action Documents. Pleadings or other papers requiring action on the part of the Clerk/Court (other than file stamping, docketing and placing in the court file) shall be considered action documents. Action documents shall include a special caption directly below the case number on the first page, stating: "Clerks Action Required: (here state the action requested)." (2) Format Recommendations. It is recommended that all pleadings and other papers include or provide for the following: (i) Service and Filing. Space should be provided at top of the first page of a document allowing on the right half for the clerk's filing stamp, and in the left half for proof of, or acknowledgment of, service. The papers should when feasible, such as common pleading or service forms, be pre-drilled or punched at the page top for fastening in court files. (ii) Numbered Paper. All pleadings, motions, affidavits, briefs, and other supporting documents prepared by attorneys/parties should be on paper with line numbering in the left hand margin. (3) Handling by Clerk. All pleadings or other papers with proper caption and cause number will be date receipted, docketed and secured/placed in the court file by the Clerk of the District Court in the order received. Example LCrRLJ 1.5 IN THE JEFFERSON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR THE STATE OF WASHINGTON ____________________ ) PLAINTIFF ) CAUSE NO. XXXXXXX v. ) CLERK'S ACTION REQUIRED: ) SET THIS MOTION FOR HEARING ____________________ ) DEFENDANT ) MOTION CHALLENGING COMPLAINT SUFFICIENCY The clerks will not search out action items. They will not search through letters, notices of appearance, requests for discovery, or other materials, to locate possible requests for action, such as: preservation of jury trial, or non-waiver of 60/90 day rule (this needs a request to set within the correct time, see CrRLJ 3.3), or concern with witnesses. Amongst CrRLJs impacted by this rule are: CrRLJ 1.5 Style and Form CrRLJ 3.3(e) Objection to Arraignment Date CrRLJ 3.3(f) Setting of Trial Date ... Waiver of Objection CrRLJ 4.3 Joinder of Offenses and Defendants CrRLJ 4.3.1 Consolidation for Trial CrRLJ 4.4 Severance of Offenses and Defendants CrRLJ 4.7 Discovery (regulation of, not requests for) CrRLJ 4.8 Subpoenas [Effective September 1, 2012]
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