Posted in Local Rules 9.2019

 (a)  Caption.

   (4)  Bench Copies of Pleadings.

  (e)  Bottom Notation.

     (3)  All attorney and/or pro se party's signature lines shall also include their email addresses, if available.

  (f)  Date of Documents.  All documents presented to a judge for signature shall provide for a date on which the document is signed immediately above the judge's signature.

  (g)  Pleadings to be Dated.  All pleadings, motions and other papers to be filed with the clerk shall be dated by the lawyer, party or individual preparing the same.

  (h)  The court may refuse to sign, and the clerk may refuse to file, any pleading not complying with this Rule and GR 14(a).

  (i) Sealed Pleadings.  In all cases subject to GR 31, any request to seal a pleading or document shall be accompanied by the appropriate fee.  The fee schedule is available from the County Clerk or online at  If payment is in the form of a check, it should be made to Cowlitz County Clerk.

[Amended effective September 1, 1995; amended September 1, 2002; amended September 1, 2005; amended September 1, 2009; amended September 1, 2010; amended September 1, 2012; amended September 1, 2014; amended September 1, 2015; amended September 1, 2016; amended September 1, 2019]