Local Juvenile Court Rule 1.12 BRIEFS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS All pleadings [including, motions, briefs, proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law and proposed judgments] pertaining to dependency, termination, guardianship and juvenile criminal proceedings shall be served and filed with the Superior Court Clerk. The originals of all ISSP's and GAL Reports shall be submitted to the Court via the Juvenile Legal Process Staff. Unless a party does not have access to a computer or the Internet, bench copies of all such documents (except as stated herein) shall be submitted electronically via the internet at http://jmotion.co.franklin.wa.us/ for dependency matters, and http://motion.co.franklin.wa.us/ for juvenile criminal matters. When hearings are continued, the parties shall amend the hearing date associated with all bench copies submitted electronically. Parties without access to a computer and the Internet shall deliver bench copies to the Benton Franklin Counties Juvenile Court Legal Process Staff, 5606 W. Canal Place, Suite 106, Kennewick, WA 99336. All bench copies must be submitted not later than nine (9:00) o'clock a.m. one court day prior to the scheduled hearing, proceeding or trial. No bench copies shall be submitted to the Court unless prior thereto or simultaneously therewith a copy thereof has been served upon or mailed to opposing counsel. All paper bench copies will be destroyed one (1) week after the original date noted for hearing unless counsel requests copies be returned, with return postage arranged, or unless the Legal Process Staff is advised of the new hearing date. Bench copies of the following documents need not be provided: Notices of hearings, notes for dockets, proposed statements of defendant on plea of guilty, proposed judgments and sentences, probation violation reports, preliminary disposition reports, detention reports, review hearing reports, decline reports, juvenile offender diagnostic/predisposition reports, and proposed orders establishing conditions of release. Bench copies of trial exhibits to be offered in termination trials may, but need not be submitted, and if submitted, may but need not be submitted electronically. As used in this rule, juvenile probation counselors and staff of the Juvenile Court are not parties. This rule shall not apply to BECCA matters including Children in Need of Services, At-Risk Youth, and Truancy. Pursuant to CR 5(b)(7), participants in dependency, termination and guardianship matters may consent in writing to accept service of documents electronically. This shall not apply to service of original process. [Adopted effective September 1, 2012]
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