LRMA 5.3. CONDUCT OF HEARING - WITNESSES - RULES OF EVIDENCE (a) Oath or Affirmation. The arbitrator shall place a witness under oath or affirmation, substantially in the following form, before the witness presents testimony: "Do you solemnly swear or affirm, under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of Washington, that the testimony you give in this matter will be the truth?" (b) Recording. The hearing may be recorded electronically or otherwise by any party at his or her expense, providing that the means of recording do not interfere with conduct of the hearing. (c) Rules of Evidence Generally. The Rules of Evidence, to the extent determined by the arbitrator to be applicable, should be liberally construed to promote justice and economical dispute resolution. [Amended effective September 1, 2012]
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