RULE 5.2: STATEMENTS TO BE MADE ON THE RECORD

(a) Generally. At the beginning of the case, the judge of the court of limited jurisdiction shall state on the record the name and number of the case and the names of the attorneys for the parties who are represented by counsel. During the trial of the case, the judge shall state on the record or have stated on the record the names of any or all witnesses as they appear in the course of the proceeding.

(b) Decision, Findings, Conclusions. In all actions tried upon the facts without a jury or with an advisory jury the court shall state separately its findings of fact and conclusions of law. Judgment shall be entered pursuant to CRLJ 58 or CrRLJ 7.3 and may be entered at the same time as the entry of the findings of fact and the conclusions of law. If a written opinion or memorandum of decision is filed, it will be sufficient if formal findings of fact and conclusions of law are included.