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Yakima County
   Superior Court

Room 314, 128 North 2nd Street, Yakima, WA 98901

Superior Court Judges
H
onorable Susan L. Hahn
Honorable Michael G. McCarthy
Honorable Douglas L. Federspiel
Honorable Blaine G. Gibson
Honorable David A. Elofson
Honorable Ruth E. Reukauf
Honorable Gayle M. Harthcock
Honorable Richard H. Bartheld

Commissioners
Honorable Robert W. Inouye

Court Administrator
Robyn Berndt

Court Consultant
Harold Delia

 

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COURT RULES
TABLE OF CONTENTS
   

Note:  Rule numbers correspond with the state court rules.

GENERAL RULES
Cite as LGR
LGR 7.  Rulemaking Procedure 
LGR 15. Sealed Reports
LGR 29. Presiding Judge and Court Governance 
CIVIL RULES
Cite as LCR
III. PLEADINGS AND MOTIONS
LCR 7 Pleadings Allowed; Forms of Motions 
  EXEMPLAR.001
LCR 10. Form of Pleadings or Other Papers
LCR 16 Mandatory Mediation of Civil Cases - Effective: 1-01-2012
  EXEMPLAR.002
V.  DEPOSITIONS AND DISCOVERY
LCR 26. General Provisions Governing Discovery 
LCR 33. Interrogatories to Parties  
VI. TRIALS
LCR 40. Assignment of Cases- Pre-trail Procedures
  EXEMPLAR.003
LCR 47. Jurors   1/14/91
LCR 51. Instructions to Jury and Deliberation  
VII.  JUDGMENT
LCR 56. Summary Judgments 
LCR 59. Motions for Reconsideration  
VIII.  PROVISIONAL AND FINAL REMEDIES
LCR 71.  Withdrawal by Attorneys  
X.  SUPERIOR COURTS AND CLERKS
LCR 77. Superior Courts and Judicial Officers  
LCR 79. Books and Records Kept by the Clerk   
LCR 87
Revised, effective 9/1/2012
Motion for Revision  
SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS RULES
Cite as LSPR
LSPR 94.04W - Revised, Effective 9/1/2012 Family Law Proceedings
CRIMINAL RULES
Cite as LCrR
LCrR 1.1 Scope 
LCrR 3.3 Time for Trial
LCrR 4.1.1 Hearings Following Arraignment  (Revised 5/22/2007)
LCrR 4.1.2 Special Set Motion Hearings
LCrR 4.2 Pleas 
LCrR 4.2(i) Court Commissioners taking pleas
LCrR 4.5 Omnibus Hearing 
  EXEMPLAR.008
LCrR 4.7 Discovery   1/14/91
LCrR 6.1 Trial by Jury or by the Court 
LCrR6.15 Instruction to Jury and Deliberation
LCrR 7.4 Post-Trial Motions 
LCrR 8.9 Sanctions 
   
JUVENILE COURT RULES
Cite as LRJuCR
III.  DEPENDENCY PROCEEDINGS 
LRJuCR 3.4  Notice and Summons - Dependency Proceedings  
VII.  JUVENILE OFFENSE PROCEEDINGS
LRJuCR 7.3(c Detention and Release(1) and (2) 
MANDATORY ARBITRATION RULES
Cite as LMAR
  Scope and Purpose of Rules 
LMAR 1.2 Matters Subject to Arbitration 
LMAR 2.1  Transfer to Arbitration 
LMAR 2.3 Assignment to Arbitrator
LMAR 3.1 Qualifications
LMAR 3.2 Authority of Arbitrators 
LMAR 4.2 Discovery 
LMAR 5.1 Notice of Hearing; Time and Place; Continuance
LMAR 5.2 Prehearing Statement of Proof; Documents filed with Court  
LMAR 5.3 Conduct of Hearing; Witnesses; Rules of Evidence
LMAR 6.1 Form and Content of Award 
LMAR 6.2 Filing of Award 
LMAR 6.3 Judgment on Award 
LMAR 7.1 Request for Trial De Novo - Calendar  
LMAR 8.1 Stipulations; Effect on Relief Granted  
LMAR 8.4 Title and Citation 
LMAR 8.5 Compensation of Arbitrator 
LMAR 8.6 Administration 
LOCAL RULES FOR APPEAL OF DECISIONS OF COURTS OF LIMITED JURISDICTION
Cite as L-RALJ
L-RALJ.1.2 Interpretation and Application of Rules 
L-RALJ 2.4 How to Initiate an Appeal 
L-RALJ 3.1 Assignment and Scheduling of Case 
L-RALJ 4.3 Stay of Enforcement of Judgment  
L-RALJ 7.2 Time for Filing Briefs L-RALJ.47
L-RALJ 9.2 Entry of Decision and Judgment 
L-RALJ 10.2 Dismissal of Appeal 
LOCAL ADMINISTRATIVE RULE
  LAR 1 Services Other Than a Lawyer
  LAR 6 Elected Judges Pro Tempore
EXEMPLARS
  Note for Motion Docket   (Effective 1/14/91) LCR 7
  *EXEMPLAR.001            LSPR 94.04(A)(1)
   
  Pretrial Order    (Effective 1/14/91).. LCR 16
  *EXEMPLAR.002
   
  Note for Trial Docket    (Effective 1/14/91).. LCR 40(a)
  and Initial Statement of Arbitrability    *EXEMPLAR.003     LMAR 2.1
   
Note for Trial Docket (Domestic Relations)  (Effective 1/1/12)
  EXEMPLAR 3A (Effective 1/1/12)
Pretrial Statement  (Civil)  (Effective 1/14/91).. LCR 40(b)
   
Position Statement  (Effective 6/26/98) LSPR 94.04(C)(2)
  *EXEMPLAR.005  
Status/Settlement Conference Order (Effective 9/1/04)  SPR 94.04(C)(2)
   *Examplar.006 (Effective 9/1/09)
Child Support Affidavit Regarding Public Assistance             LSPR 94.04(F)
   *EXEMPLAR.007    (Effective 1/14/91)
Criminal Note for Motion Docket LCrR 4.5
   *EXEMPLAR.008   (Effective 1/14/91)
Guardianship Summary (LSPR 98.01)
  Exemplar 9 (6/12/07)
Letters of Guardianship (LSPR 98.01)
  Exemplar 10 (6/12/07)
Temporary Restraining Order (TMRO)
  Exemplar 11 (Effective 9/1/09)