Post Office Box 41170 Olympia, WA 98504-1170

(360) 705-5252

Civil Law and Rules Committee

The Civil Law and Rules Committee is charged with:

  • Reviewing state laws and recommending legislative changes on subjects other than criminal, juvenile, family, mental illness, and state institutions.
  • Monitoring and reporting on proposed legislation on subjects other than criminal, juvenile, family, mental illness, and state institutions.
  • Reviewing and recommending proposed changes in Civil Rules.
  • Monitoring and reporting on proposed changes in Civil Rules.
  • Reviewing and recommending proposed changes in Evidence Rules.
  • Monitoring and reporting on proposed changes in Evidence Rules.
  • Considering increased use of constitutional superior court rule making power.
  • Maintaining liaison with the WSBA Court Rules and Procedures Committee.
  • Improving and working toward greater consistency in local rules and procedures, as appropriate.
  • Improving liaison with the legislature and government departments.
  • Meeting and responding, where appropriate, to requests from legislators, members of the executive branch, and other government departments.

Committee Chair – Judge Mary Sue Wilson

Committee Members

Judge Timothy Ashcraft Judge David A. Kurtz
Judge Gretchen Leanderson Comm. Barbara McInvaille
Judge John R. Ruhl Comm. Rani Sampson

AOC Contact – Anne Watson
Administrative Office of the Courts
PO Box 41170
Olympia, WA 98504-1170
360-357-2157
anne.watson@courts.wa.gov

 

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