Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Why 6-Day Motions Should Be Changed to 9-Day Motions

December 2019 Bar Bulletin

By Stephanie Lakinski

Who loves a six-day motion in King County Superior Court? Six-day motions can fall like a bomb on your week. Even if you know they are coming, they require an intense amount of work in a short amount of time, and a 24-hour reply often means clearing your schedule. Getting it all done can mean shutting your office door to family and foregoing sleep.

But six-day motions are not a law of nature, and if this rule is not working for us, we should consider alternatives. I would posit that the rule increasingly doesn’t work well for many practitioners who need...

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