© 2019 Washington State Superior Court Judge's Association

Civil Law and Rules Committee is charged with:

  • Review state laws and recommend legislative changes on
    subjects other than criminal, juvenile, family, mental illness,
    and state institutions.

  • Monitor and report on proposed legislation on subjects other
    than criminal, juvenile, family, mental illness, and state institutions.

  • Review and recommend proposed changes in Civil Rules.

  • Monitor and report on proposed changes in Civil Rules.

  • Review and recommend proposed changes in Evidence Rules.

  • Monitor and report on proposed changes in Evidence Rules.

  • Consider increased use of constitutional superior court rule making power.

  • Maintain liaison with the WSBA Court Rules and
    Procedures Committee.

  • Improve and work toward greater consistency in local rules and procedures, as appropriate.

  • Improve liaison with the legislature and government departments.

  • Meet and respond, where appropriate, to requests from legislators, members of the executive branch, and other government departments.

  • Submit written report for the Spring and Fall Conferences.

Committee Members:

Judge Timothy Ashcraft

Judge Marshall L. Ferguson

Comm. Jacquelyn High-Edward

David A. Kurtz

Judge Annette Messitt

Judge John R. Ruhl

Judge Michael K. Ryan

Judge Michael R. Scott

Judge Shelly K. Speir

AOC Contact:

Tom Creekpaum

PO Box 41170 | Olympia, WA  98504-1170

Phone: 360-357-2157

Email: tom.creekpaum@courts.wa.gov

Committee Chair – Judge Mary Sue Wilson