LAR 1. TITLE AND SCOPE (a) Title. These rules shall be known as "The Local Rules of the Superior Court of Washington in and for the County of Grant." The brief title of these rules is "Grant County Local Rules." These rules may be cited in the following format: "LAR 1" (for Administrative Rules); "LCR 7" (for Civil Rules); "LCrR 1.1" (for Criminal Rules); "LRMA 1.1" (for Mandatory Arbitration Rules); "LRMM 1" (for Mandatory Mediation Rules). (b) Scope. Unless otherwise provided herein, these rules apply to all criminal and civil proceedings, family and domestic matters, mental health proceedings, juvenile court offender and dependency proceedings, appeals from lower courts, tribunals and agencies, and other matters brought before the Grant County Superior Court. To the extent these rules supplement rules of statewide application adopted by the Supreme Court of Washington, both local and statewide rules apply. To the extent these rules conflict with statewide rules, the statewide rules apply. (c) Arbitration. By order dated April 20, 1988, Grant County Superior Court adopted local rules for mandatory arbitration ("LRMA") which apply to original civil actions with limited money claims, and to other actions upon stipulation of the parties. (d) Mediation. By order dated May 28, 2012 Grant County Superior Court adopted local rules for mandatory mediation ("LRMM") which apply to disputed issues in family law cases, as defined in said rules. (e) Waiver. Any provision of these rules may be waived or modified by order of the court for good cause shown, or as required in the interests of justice. (f) Numbering. In compliance with CR 83, the local civil rules in Section 2 and the local criminal rules in Section 3 are numbered consistent with the numbers of the most closely associated Civil Rules for Superior Court and Criminal Rules for Superior Court. [Adopted April 1, 1997; amended 2005; amended effective September 1, 2012]
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