ELC 10.1 GENERAL PROCEDURE (a) Applicability of Civil Rules. The civil rules for the superior courts of the State of Washington serve as guidance in proceedings under this title and, where indicated, apply directly. A party may not move for summary judgment, but either party may move at any time for an order determining the collateral estoppel effect of a judgment in another proceeding. Motions for judgment on the pleadings and motions to dismiss based upon the pleadings are available only to the extent permitted in rule 10.10. (b) Meaning of Terms in Civil Rules. In applying the civil rules to proceedings under these rules, terms have the following meanings: (1) "Court" or "judge” means the hearing officer or hearing panel or its chair, as appropriate; and (2) "Parties” means the respondent lawyer and disciplinary counsel. (c) Hearing Officer Authority. In addition to the powers specifically provided in these rules, the hearing officer may make any ruling that appears necessary and appropriate to insure a fair and orderly proceeding. [Adopted effective October 1, 2002.]
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