LARLJ 2 FORM OF PLEADINGS STYLE AND FORM FACILITATING PROOF OF SERVICE AND FILING OF PAPERS Style and Form. (See: CRLJ 5 and 10 and CrRLJs 1.5 and 8.4.) 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: "Clerk's 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: a) Service and filing: Space should be provided at the 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. Common pleading or service forms should be two-hole punched at the page top for fastening in court files. b) 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. c) 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 LARLJ 2 SPACE FOR SERVICE PROOF SPACE FOR COURT FILING STAMP ______________________________________________________________________ PIERCE COUNTY DISTRICT COURT NO. ONE, PIERCE COUNTY WASHINGTON ) Plaintiff ) Cause No. ) -vs- ) CLERK'S ACTION REQUIRED: SET THIS ) MOTION FOR HEARING ) Defendant ) MOTION FOR _______________________ ______________________________________________________________________ FOR ATTORNEY USE Please set hearing prior to trial date. Please set hearing day of trial. ______________________________________________________________________ FOR CLERK'S USE ONLY This matter set for hearing on the _______ day of _______________, 1993. This matter to be heard on trial date, prior to start of actual trial. EXAMPLE LARLJ 2 SPACE FOR SERVICE PROOF SPACE FOR COURT FILING STAMP ______________________________________________________________________ PIERCE COUNTY DISTRICT COURT NO. ONE, PIERCE COUNTY WASHINGTON ) Plaintiff ) Cause No. ) -vs- ) CLERK'S ACTION REQUIRED: SET THIS ) MOTION FOR HEARING ) Defendant ) MOTION FOR _______________________ ______________________________________________________________________ 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, 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 CRLJs impacted by this rule are: CRLJ 2A Stipulations CRLJ 40 Assignment of Cases CRLJ 4 Process CRLJ 41 Dismissal of Actions CRLJ 5 Service and Filing of CRLJ 45 Subpoena Pleadings and Other Papers CRLJ 54 Judgments/Costs CRLJ 7 Pleadings Allowed: Form of CRLJ 55 Default Motions CRLJ 56 Summary Judgment CRLJ 10 Form of Pleadings CRLJ 59 New Trial, CRLJ 12 Defenses and Objections Reconsideration, and CRLJ 13 Counterclaim and Cross Claim Amendment of CRLJ 15 Amended and Supplemental Judgments Pleadings CRLJ 60 Relief from Judgment CRLJ 26 Depositions Pending Action or Order CRLJ 38 Jury Trial CRLJ 71 Withdrawal by Attorney
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