LCR 26F. SCHEDULING ORDER (a) Status conference. In civil cases in which the complaint has been served on any defendant, the court administrator will schedule a status conference, to be conducted by telephone not sooner than 90 days, nor later than 120 days after the complaint is filed, and will give notice thereof to counsel and unrepresented parties who have appeared. The purpose of the status conference is to schedule deadlines for completion of all measures necessary to prepare the case for trial. Notice of the status conference shall be in the form appended hereto as Form LR 8-A, and will be accompanied by a blank status conference statement (Form LR 8-B) and blank note-up slip for trial setting (Form LR 8-C). After a request for trial de novo following mandatory arbitration, the court administrator will schedule a status conference in the manner set forth above, to be conducted by telephone within 60 days of the filing of the request. (b) Scheduling order.. Following the status conference, or upon receipt of a status conference statement agreed to by all parties, the court will issue a Scheduling Order in the form appended hereto as Form LR 8-D. Deadlines established in the Scheduling Order may be extended by stipulation of the parties only upon leave of the court. The court may, upon motion of a party made before expiration of a deadline, extend any deadline in the Scheduling Order for good cause shown. (c) Cases Excluded. Unless otherwise ordered by a judge, the scheduling procedure provided in LR 8(a) will not be employed in domestic relations, paternity; adoption; change of name; domestic violence (chapter 26.50 RCW); harassment (chapter 10.14 RCW); interstate support enforcement; juvenile dependency; minor settlement; probate; guardianship; petition for writ of habeas corpus, mandamus, review or other writ; unlawful detainer; civil commitment; proceedings under chapter 10.77 RCW; proceedings under chapter 70.96A RCW; and cases in which pretrial time limits are expressed in statute. (d) Trial setting. See LR 40(a). [Adopted April 1, 1997; amended 2005; amended, re-numbered and re-codified effective September 1, 2012]
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