Washington Law Review


On January 2, 1957, the Supreme Court of Washington published the pleading and party rules, previously recommended by the Judicial Council for adoption as part of the procedural law of this state. The court did not make the rules effective but requested criticism and study by members of the bar. This preliminary publication permits examination for possible defects in the new procedure and acquaints the lawyers of the state with the rules in advance of their effective date. For aid in the study of the proposed rules, this article will review the general changes they would make in present Washington procedure.

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