LAR 0.7 REVISION OF COURT COMMISSIONER'S ORDER OR JUDGMENT (a) Revision by Motion and Notice. Revision shall be initiated by filing a motion on a form approved by the Court, with the Clerk of the Court within 10 days after entry of the order or judgment as provided in RCW 2.24.050. The motion must specify each portion of the Order for which revision is sought. The revision form shall designate a hearing date no later than 30 days after the filing of the motion. The Motion for Revision shall also be noted in accordance with Civil Rules 6 and 7. A copy of the motion for revision shall be served upon the other party, or their counsel, if represented, within 10 days after the entry of the order or judgment and at least five court days before the hearing date. An additional three days notice shall be required if service is by mail. Amended effective 3/1/06 (b) Transcript Required. At least two days prior to the hearing on the motion, the moving party shall file a transcript of the oral ruling of the Commissioner. The moving party shall obtain the transcript at their expense. A copy of the transcript shall, at least two days before the hearing, also be served upon the other party and furnished to the Judge who will hear the motion. A transcript will not be required if the matter was decided by letter decision, or if no oral decision was rendered. The transcript shall be double spaced in at least eleven point type. The person preparing the transcript shall certify, under penalty of perjury, that it is an accurate transcription of the record. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in denial of the motion. Amended effective 3/1/06 (c) Assignment and Procedure. Revision motions in cases that have been assigned, will be heard by the assigned judge. Family Law revision hearings involving non-assigned cases will be heard by the Chief Family Law Judge. Non- Family law revision hearings will be heard by the Presiding Judge. The Juvenile Judge will hear all Juvenile Court revision hearings. A Judge required by this rule to conduct the revision hearing, may, in the efficient administration of justice, assign the matter to another Judge. Amended effective 9/1/12 (d) Hearing Procedure. Hearings before the Family Law Judges shall be scheduled at 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Hearings before other judges shall be set pursuant to motion procedures for each department. The hearing will be on the factual record made before the Commissioner. Argument will be up to 10 minutes per side. The moving party shall confirm with the other party whether they are ready for hearing, or whether a continuance may be requested. The moving party shall notify the Judicial Assistant to the Presiding Family Law Judge by noon, two days before the hearing date, as to the ready status of the motion. Failure to comply with this rule will result in the motion being stricken. The non-moving party may be granted sanctions if they appear at the time set for hearing and the matter is stricken due to non-compliance with the rule by the moving party. The Judge scheduled to conduct the hearing shall approve any order of continuance. If the moving party fails to appear at the time set for hearing, the Court may enter an order denying the motion. The Juvenile Judge shall determine the setting of motions in that Court. Absent good cause, a party seeking revision shall be deemed to have abandoned the motion if they fail to calendar the case and obtain a hearing within 60 days of the filing of the motion. Multiple orders of continuance shall not be freely granted. The agreement of the parties, standing alone, may not be deemed sufficient basis for a continuance. Amended effective 3/1/06 (e) Emergency Motions. If a party can demonstrate exigent circumstances, an emergency motion may be presented to the Presiding Judge, upon reasonable notice to the opposing party, without the necessity of meeting the requirements set forth in the above sections of this rule. The Presiding Judge may determine that exigent circumstances do not justify an emergency hearing. In that event, the moving party shall follow the procedures set forth above. Amended effective 3/1/06 (f) Stay. The filing of a Motion for Revision does not stay the Commissioner's order. The moving party may seek a stay of the order from the Judge expected to conduct the revision hearing as set forth in this rule. A request for stay may also be addressed to the Commissioner who issued the judgment or order. Amended effective 3/1/06
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