§50-1-16. Supervisory rules.
The supreme court of appeals is hereby authorized to
promulgate rules to carry out the intent of this chapter and to
exercise rule-making authority granted by article VIII of the
constitution of West Virginia. Rules promulgated by the judge of
a circuit court, or the chief judge thereof, pursuant to the
provisions of this chapter shall be subordinate and subject to the
rules of the supreme court of appeals or the orders of the chief
justice thereof. Rules promulgated by the judge of a circuit
court, or the chief judge thereof, shall be made by order entered
upon the order book of the circuit court, as hereinafter provided,
and shall be effective when filed with the clerk of the supreme
court of appeals and the magistrate court clerk for the magistrate
court in which such rules apply. All rules promulgated under this
section by the supreme court of appeals, or by the judge of a
circuit court, or the chief judge thereof, shall be entered upon an
order book designated for the purpose of magistrate court rules by
the clerk of the circuit court.
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