LexisNexis Practice Guide: Washington Pretrial Civil Procedure

This new publication covers all aspects of pretrial civil procedure in Washington superior courts and incorporates Washington statutes, rules, cases, and as appropriate, local procedures and forms.
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This publication provides practical, step-by-step guidance on all phases of pretrial civil procedure in Washington state superior courts for all attorneys engaged in civil litigation.

Key features and benefits:

  • Practice guidance and tips from Washington practitioners -- user benefits from "real world" practical experience, tailored specifically to practice in the Washington state courts.
  • Coverage of local superior court rules -- many of the practical details of pretrial procedure are governed by local rules that vary from county to county; user is alerted to potential local variations in practice at every step.
  • Dozens of forms, including complaints, answers, motions, orders, and declarations -- saves hours of drafting time.
  • Provides guidance on current practical issues in pretrial procedure, including such topics as:
      • All type of motions.
      • Practice issues surrounding Rule 11 sanctions.
      • Detailed form contents, adhering to CR and GR requirements.
      • Affidavit of prejudice and other commonly used forms.

LexisNexis Practice Guide: Washington Pretrial Civil Procedure was created under the guidance of Editorial Consultants Judge Paris Kallas (King County Superior Court, retired) of Judicial Dispute Resolution LLC, and Katie O'Sullivan, partner in the Seattle office of Perkins Coie LLP, providing the benefit of years of practical experience with civil litigation in the Washington state courts. Additional Washington practitioners reviewed individual chapters and provided practice tips and guidance.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1  Commencing the Action
Chapter 2  Parties and Capacity
Chapter 3  Personal Jurisdiction
Chapter 4  Subject Matter Jurisdiction
Chapter 5  Forum and Venue
Chapter 6  Complaints
Chapter 7  Serving Summons and Complaint
Chapter 8  Statutes of Limitation
Chapter 9  Appearance and Default
Chapter 10  Answers
Chapter 11  Defenses
Chapter 12  Counterclaims and Cross-Claims
Chapter 13  Amended and Supplemental Pleadings
Chapter 14  Service of Papers
Chapter 15  Date of Trial and Judge Assignment
Chapter 16  Jury Demand
Chapter 17  Motion Practice
Chapter 18  Disqualifying the Judge
Chapter 19  Class Actions
Chapter 20  Derivative Actions
Chapter 21  Removal to Federal Court
Chapter 22  Temporary Restraining Orders and Preliminary Injunctions
Chapter 23  Case Management and Pretrial Conference
Chapter 24  Reference to Referee
Chapter 25  Stipulations
Chapter 26  Attachment
Chapter 27  Continuances and Stays
Chapter 28  Consolidation, Severance, and Separate Trial
Chapter 29  Sanctions
Chapter 30  Motions to Reconsider
Chapter 31  Mandatory and Contractual Arbitration
Chapter 32  ADR, Settlement, and Release
Chapter 33  Summary Judgment
Chapter 34  Declaratory Judgment
Chapter 35  Voluntary and Involuntary Dismissal
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes
Index