Wash. Admin. Code § 308-101-180 - Briefs, motions, memoranda, and other pleadings

(1) The text of all documents filed with this department should be double-spaced, except footnotes and block quotations, which may be single-spaced. In a document produced using word processing software, all text, including footnotes and block quotations, should appear in a 14 point font serif equivalent to Times New Roman or San serif font equivalent to Arial.
(2) Brief length and certificate of compliance: All documents filed with this department and produced using word processing software should contain a short statement above the signature line certifying the number of words contained in the document, exclusive of words contained in the appendices, the title sheet, the table of contents, the certificate of compliance, signature blocks, and pictorial images (e.g., photographs, maps, diagrams, exhibits). The signor may rely on the word count calculation of the word processing software used to prepare the brief or motion. Motions/briefs shall not exceed 5,000 words or 20 pages if handwritten. Any appendices or attachments are not to be included in the length. For good cause, a hearings examiner may permit an over-length brief.
(3) Citations to the legal authority shall comply with the Washington state court general rules 14 and 14.1.
(4) All exhibits or documents submitted electronically shall be submitted only in a PDF format.


Wash. Admin. Code § 308-101-180
Adopted by WSR 18-11-098, Filed 5/21/2018, effective 9/4/2018 Amended by WSR 23-07-074, Filed 3/13/2023, effective 4/13/2023

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