Effective September 1, 2011, the Superior Court of Cowlitz County adopted mandatory arbitration (MAR) for civil cases where only a money judgment which is $50,000 or less (excluding costs and interest) is the sole relief requested.
Local rules have been adopted by the court and can be found under the LMAR section of the local rules listed at the link below.
The Cowlitz County Superior Court administration is managed by a committee of two judges and 3 attorneys. Administrative support is provided by the Superior Court. A list of approved arbitrators can be obtained by contacting court administration at 360-577-3085.
If you are an attorney with five years experience and are a member in good standing with the Washington State Bar association and wish to become an approved arbitrator, please contact court administration for an application form.