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Support/Paternity Trial Schedule Change

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As part of Superior Court's transition to a modified court schedule for 2020, we are making some incremental changes before 2019 ends. Commencing November 4, 2019, the Support and Paternity trials currently held at the Juvenile Center at 3:00 PM on Tuesdays, will be heard at the Hall of Justice on Mondays at 10:30 AM .  Please contact Court Ad...
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Poverty Guidelines Updated for 2018

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 When reviewing a case for waiver of fees, the Superior Court looks to the Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines in part when making those decisions. As of January 13, 2018, those guidelines have been updated. A table showing the current annual and monthly amounts is shown in the document below. You may need to have Adobe Acrobat to vie...
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New Court Rules Effective January 1, 2018

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As part of the implementation of our new court schedule, some of our previous local rules have needed adjustment. These rules go into effect as of January 1, 2018, and will be applied to all cases after that date. Admin Rule 1 & 12 and Civil Rules 40 & 88 are affected. You can find the most current versions of each of the rules as chan...
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National Adoption Day at Superior Court

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National Adoption Day will be celebrated in Cowlitz County on November 17, 2017, with adoptions occurring at 9:30 a.m. and a public celebration following. The adoptions will be held in the Commissioner's Meeting Room and the celebration will be in the General Meeting Room, both on the 3rd floor of the Cowlitz County Administration Building located ...
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2017 Superior Court Survey Available

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Over the past two years, Cowlitz County Superior Court has implemented several significant case processing changes. New trial readiness certificates and case scheduling orders were designed and implemented; as well as the Ex Parte process was changed. In addition, we added a civil priority week and a dedicated domestic relations trial day at the Yo...
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BENCH COPIES REQUIRED IN MAY

IMPORTANT REMINDER      Anything filed after Friday 4/28/2017 for trials and hearings to be held during the first week of May   WILL REQUIRE paper bench copies to be provided to the Court . (Per Local Court Rule - The Date and Docket Time/Type MUST be written in the upper right hand corner.) The Clerk's scanning system...
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