LR 12. PRO SE LITIGANTS (a) Family Law Facilitator Program. The Court has created a family law facilitator program to provide basic services to pro se litigants in family law cases. The county commissioners have imposed a surcharge of $10 on the filing fee for all Title 26 RCW cases to pay for the expenses of the program. That fee will ordinarily not be deferred or waived even if the balance of the filing fee is deferred or waived due to indigence. (b) All pro se litigants (those without attorneys, except petitioners in domestic violence or civil harassment cases) whether plaintiff, defendant, petitioner or respondent, must file a pro se notice of appearance when their case commences. The form must include that party’s full name, signature, mailing address and telephone number. A new form must be filed in the event of a change in address or phone number. Parties who fail to comply with this order may have their pleadings stricken or may be subject to court action without notice. A copy of the pro se notice of appearance should be attached to any request for trial setting submitted to the court administrator. A form for this purpose may be obtained from the court administrator or family law facilitator.
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