RAP 16.19: PREPARATION OF REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS IN CAPITAL CASES

(a) The clerk of the trial court shall prepare a list of all pre-trial hearings, trial proceedings, and post-trial hearings, including any in camera or ex parte proceedings, that specifies the date of the hearing and the name of the court reporter. This list shall be served by the clerk of the trial court on each court reporter, the prosecuting attorney, the defendant's trial counsel and appellate counsel, and the trial judge within 10 days of the entry of a judgment and sentence. If appellate counsel has not been appointed to represent the defendant when the list is first prepared, the clerk of the trial court shall send a copy of the list to each appellate counsel within 10 days of appointment.

(b) Any party may serve and file objections to, and propose amendments to the list within 10 days after receipt of the list prepared by the clerk of the trial court. If objections or amendments to the list are served and filed, any objections or proposed amendments must be heard by the trial court judge for settlement and approval. If the judge before whom the proceedings were held is for any reason unable to promptly settle questions, another judge may act in the place of the judge before whom the proceedings were held.

(c) Once the list of hearings is settled, the clerk of the trial court shall serve a copy on each court reporter and shall file a copy with the Supreme Court. The final list should indicate the date it was served on the court reporters and the financial arrangements which have been made for payment of transcription costs.

(d) The court reporter shall complete the report of proceedings within 90 days after the reporter receives the list of hearings. If the report of proceedings cannot be completed within this time, the court reporter shall, no later than 10 days before the due date, submit an affidavit to the prosecuting attorney, to the defense appellate attorney, and to the Supreme Court stating the reasons for the delay. Any party or any court reporter may move for an extension of time from the Supreme Court.

(e) The court reporter shall file the report of proceedings with the clerk of the trial court. The clerk of the trial court shall transmit the report of proceedings to the Supreme Court. The clerk of the Supreme Court shall provide one copy of the report of proceedings to the defendant, two copies of the report of proceedings to the defendant's appellate attorney, and one copy of the report of proceedings to the prosecuting attorney.

(f) Objections or amendments to the report of proceedings may be served and filed within 30 days after the party receives a copy of the report of all proceedings. Copies of all objections shall be filed with the Supreme Court. The trial court shall settle the report of proceedings in accordance with RAP 9.5(c) and (d). The briefing schedule shall be suspended until the record is settled.

(g) The record may be corrected or supplemented at any time in accordance with RAP 9.10.