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    (a) Emergency Hearings.  Any party or their attorney may set a contested hearing based upon their certification that an emergency exists that cannot be addressed on shortened time.  In this event the matter shall be heard upon reasonable notice following the same procedure as for a 72-hour hearing pursuant to LJuCR 2.3. The Court may impose sanctions against a person or party who wrongly designates a matter to be an emergency hearing.
    (b) Removal Hearings for Currently Adjudicated Dependent Children.  If a dependent child is removed from a parent, guardian, or custodian pursuant to RCW 13.34.138(3)(b), an agreed order authorizing the removal shall be entered, or the supervising agency removing the child shall note an emergency hearing to be heard within 72-hours of removal (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays) and the hearing shall have the same priority as a 72-hour hearing pursuant to LJuCR 2.4(b).  Such hearing may be continued by agreement or order of the court if necessary to allow full briefing of the issue.
    (c) Motion Shortening Time.  
        (1) The time for notice and hearing of a motion may otherwise be shortened only for good cause upon written application to the court in conformance with this rule. For purposes of this rule, good cause requires the moving party to demonstrate that the matter is sufficiently time sensitive and of a nature that it needs to be addressed by the court in less time than would otherwise be required by the rules, and the party bringing the motion could not have reasonably anticipated the matter so as to bring with the normally required notice.  
        (2) A motion for order shortening time may not be incorporated into any other pleading.
        (3) As soon as the moving party is aware that he or she will be seeking an order shortening time, that party must contact the opposing party to give notice in the form most likely to result in actual notice of the pending motion to shorten time, as well as the time and place that the motion to shorten time will be presented.  The declaration in support of the motion to shorten time must indicate what efforts have been made to notify the other side of the motion to shorten time, whether efforts to notify were successful, and whether the other side opposes the order shortening time.
        (4) Proposed agreed orders to shorten time:  if the parties agree to a briefing schedule on motion to be heard on shortened time, the order may be presented by way of a proposed stipulated order, which may be granted, denied or modified at the discretion of the court.
        (5) The court may deny or grant the motion and impose such conditions as the court deems reasonable.  If the court grants the motion shortening time, the order shall specify deadlines for responsive pleadings or otherwise direct the manner in which the hearing will proceed.

[Adopted effective September 1, 2005; September 1, 2009; formerly LJuCR 3.11 renumbered and amended effective September 2, 2013; September 1, 2016.]