RAP 9.5: FILING AND SERVICE OF REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS--OBJECTIONS

(a) Generally. The party seeking review must file an agreed or narrative report of proceedings with the appellate court within 60 days after the statement of arrangements is filed. The court reporter or authorized transcriptionist preparing a verbatim report of proceedings must file it in the appellate court within 60 days after the statement of arrangements is filed and all named court reporters or authorized transcriptionists are served. The court reporter or authorized transcriptionist shall promptly serve notice of filing on all parties and shall provide a copy of the report of proceedings to the party who arranged for the transcript.

(1) A party filing a brief must promptly forward a copy of the verbatim report of proceedings with a copy of the brief to the party with the right to file the next brief. If more than one party has the right to file the next brief, the parties must cooperate in the use of the report of proceedings. The party who files the last brief should return the copy of the report of proceedings to the party who paid for it.

(2) A searchable PDF electronic copy of the verbatim report of proceedings shall be filed with the original verbatim report of proceedings, with a copy provided to the party who caused the verbatim report of proceedings to be filed. The report of proceedings may be electronically filed with the appellate court in accordance with the court's filing procedures.

(b) Additional Time for Filing and Service of Verbatim Report of Proceedings. If a verbatim report of proceedings cannot be completed within 60 days after the statement of arrangements is filed and served, the court reporter or authorized transcriptionist shall, no later than 10 days before the report of proceedings is due to be filed, submit an affidavit to the party who ordered the report of proceedings stating the reasons for the delay. The party who requested the verbatim report of proceedings should move for an extension of time from the appellate court. The clerk will notify the parties of the action taken on the motion. Failure to timely file the verbatim report of proceedings and notice of service may subject the court reporter or video transcriber or authorized transcriptionist to sanctions as provided in rule 18.9.

(c) Objections to Report of Proceedings. A party may serve and file objections to, and propose amendments to, a narrative report of proceedings or a verbatim report of proceedings within 10 days after receipt of the report of proceedings or receipt of the notice of filing of the report of proceedings with the appellate court. If objections or amendments to the report of proceedings are served and filed, any objections or proposed amendments must be heard by the trial court judge before whom the proceedings were held for settlement and approval, except objections to the form of a report of proceedings, which shall be heard by motion in the appellate court. The court may direct court reporters or authorized transcriptionists to pay for the expense of any modifications of the proposed report of proceedings. The motion procedure of the court deciding any objections shall be used in settling the report of proceedings.

(d) Substitute Judge May Settle Report of Proceedings. If the judge before whom the proceedings were held is for any reason unable to promptly settle questions as provided in section (c), another judge may act in the place of the judge before whom the proceedings were held.

[Originally effective July 1, 1976; amended effective September 1, 1985; September 1, 1990; September 21, 1990; December 10, 1993; September 1, 1994; September 1, 1998; December 24, 2002; September 1, 2007; September 1, 2010; September 1, 2015.]