(a) Computation. In computing any period of time prescribed or allowed
by these rules, by the local rules of any court, by order of court, or by
an applicable statute, the day of the act, event, or default from which the
designated period of time begins to run shall not be included. The last day
of the period so computed shall be included, unless it is a Saturday, a
Sunday, or a legal holiday, in which event the period runs until the end of
the next day which is neither a Saturday, a Sunday, nor a legal holiday.
Legal holidays are prescribed in RCW 1.16.050. When the period of time
prescribed or allowed is less than 7 days, intermediate Saturdays, Sundays,
and legal holidays shall be excluded in the computation.
(b) Enlargement. When by these rules or by a notice given thereunder or
by order of court an act is required or allowed to be done at or within a
specified time, the court for cause shown may at any time in its
discretion, (1) with or without motion or notice, order the period enlarged
if request therefor is made before the expiration of the period originally
prescribed or as extended by a previous order or, (2) upon motion made
after the expiration of the specified period, permit the act to be done
where the failure to act was the result of excusable neglect; but it may
not extend the time for taking any actions under rules 50(b), 59(b), 59(d),
(c) Proceeding Not To Fail for Want of Judge or Session of Court. No
proceeding in a court of justice in any action, suit, or proceeding pending
therein is affected by a vacancy in the office of any or all of the judges
or by the failure of a session of the court.
(d) For Motions--Affidavits. A written motion, other than one which may
be heard ex parte, and notice of the hearing thereof shall be served not
later than 5 days before the time specified for the hearing, unless a
different period is fixed by these rules or by order of the court. Such an
order may for cause shown be made on ex parte application. When a motion is
supported by affidavit, the affidavit shall be served with the motion; and,
except as otherwise provided in rule 59(c), opposing affidavits may be
served not later than 1 day before the hearing, unless the court permits
them to be served at some other time.
(e) Additional Time After Service by Mail. Whenever a party has the
right or is required to do some act or take some proceedings within a
prescribed period after the service of a notice or other paper upon him and
the notice or paper is served upon him by mail, 3 days shall be added to
the prescribed period.