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LSPR 94.03A
CASE ASSIGNMENT

​     (a) Master Calendar. Cases under title 26 RCW (family law) are tried under a master calendar system.

     (b) Early Assignment of Judge. Upon motion by any party, or upon the court’s own motion, the court may direct assignment of an appropriate case to a single judge for all purposes, including trial.

     (c) Notice of Disqualification. A notice of disqualification (formerly called "affidavit of prejudice") should be filed with the County Clerk as soon as possible after the assignment of a judge has been made. The family court judicial assistant shall assign the case to a new department.

[Adopted effective September 1, 2010; amended effective September 1, 2018.]