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