Washington State Superior Court Judges’ Association

Civil Law and Rules Committee

Our 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 Chair

 Judge Shelly K. Speir-Moss

Committee Members

Judge Kristin E. Ballinger
Judge Cadine Ferguson-Brown
Judge Jennifer R. Langbehn
Judge Michael K. Ryan
Judge Emily A. Sheldrick

AOC Contact
Jim Lynch
PO Box 41170 | Olympia, WA 98504-1170
Phone: 360-357-2157