Civil Law and Rules Committee
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
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.
Judge Kristin E. Ballinger
Judge Cadine Ferguson-Brown
Judge Jennifer R. Langbehn
Judge Michael K. Ryan
Judge Emily A. Sheldrick
PO Box 41170 | Olympia, WA 98504-1170
Committee Chair – Judge Shelly K. Speir-Moss