LAR 0.4 STANDARDS FOR TIMELY DISPOSITION OF CIVIL CASES (a) Time Standards. The court, in order to increase the rate of civil and domestic dispositions and insure trial preparation, adopts the following time standards. (1) General Civil. 90% of all civil cases should be settled, tried or otherwise concluded within 12 months of the date of case filing; 98% within 18 months; and the remainder within 24 months, except for individual cases in which the court determines exceptional circumstances exist and for which a continuing review will occur. (2) Domestic Relations. 90% of all domestic relations matters should be settled, tried or otherwise concluded within ten months of the date of case filing; 100% within 18 months, except for individual cases in which the court determines exceptional circumstances exist and for which a continuing review will occur. Amended effective 7/1/01 (b) Scope. Except as otherwise provided by LAR 0.4(a), or as otherwise ordered by the court, this rule shall apply to all civil cases, except for: Amended effective 7/1/01 (1) Modification of a decree of support or maintenance under RCW Title 26; Amended effective 7/1/01 (2) Collection cases under $35,000; (3) Changes of name; (4) Adoptions; (5) Domestic violence (RCW Chapter 26.50); (6) Civil harassment (RCW Chapter 10.14); (7) Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA); Amended effective 7/1/01 (8) Juvenile and Dependency cases (RCW 13.32A & 13.34); (9) Paternity cases; (10) Minor settlements; (11) Probate cases; (12) Guardianships; (13) Unlawful detainers; (14) Reviews of action taken by an administrative agency; (15) Appeals from courts of limited jurisdiction; (16) Foreign judgments; (17) Abstracts or transcripts of judgments; (18) Petitions for writs of habeas corpus, mandamus, restitution, or review, or any other writs; (19) Civil commitment cases; (20) Proceedings under RCW chapter 70.96A.
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