LCR 77. SUPERIOR COURTS AND JUDICIAL OFFICERS (c) Powers of Judicial Officers. (9) Judges Pro Tempore. The court administrator, with the aid of the Spokane County Bar Association, shall maintain a list of attorneys willing and capable of assuming occasional assignment as judges pro tempore. Judges pro tempore shall be utilized as available and needed, with the consent of the parties involved. Arrangements for judges pro tempore, trial scheduling, courtroom and courtroom personnel shall be made through the court administrator. (f) Sessions—Hours of Court. Court shall be in continuous session except for non-judicial days and Saturdays. Cases will be set, however, according to the priority established by law and court rule and the availability of trial departments. The hours of court shall be as follows: (1) Presiding Department and Ex Parte Department. The hours of the presiding department shall be from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon and from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, subject to change by the court for good cause. The hours of the ex parte department shall be from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon and from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, subject to change by the court for good cause. (2) Trial Departments. Jury trials will normally be conducted Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon and from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. subject to adjustment by the trial judge. Non-jury trials shall be during the same hours subject to adjustment by the trial judge. Friday calendars shall be individually controlled by the respective trial judges and may be utilized for pretrial conferences, motions, sentencings, opinion drafting and other chambers work. Amended effective 1/18/00 (i) Sessions Where More Than One Judge Sits. (10) Orders to Show Cause. Show cause orders relating to supplemental proceedings shall be issued and made returnable on the supplemental show cause calendar on Thursday of each week at 2:00 p.m. In all other show cause matters the order shall be made returnable to presiding court for assignment at 9:00 a.m. A copy of the order shall be provided upon its issue to the court administrator's office. (11) Sealed Files. [See LCR 79(i)] (k) Motion Day. [See LCR 40(b)(11) and LSPR 94.04(a)(5)] (l) Submission on Briefs. [See LCR 40(b)]
Click here to view in a PDF.
|Courts | Organizations | News | Opinions | Rules | Forms | Directory | Library|
|Back to Top | Privacy and Disclaimer Notices|