Notice of Disqualification

For many years parties were permitted to file an Affidavit of Prejudice in a pending case, which disqualified a particular judge from hearing a case.Last year, the Legislature amended the controlling statute and also gave the tool a new name – Notice of Disqualification . Since that time, there has been some confusion and a lack of clarity regardin...
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National Adoption Day - Nov. 16, 2018

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​ Nov. 16 2018 1:00 P.M. Cowlitz County Admin bldg. 207 N. 4th Ave. Kelso, WA National Adoption Day will be celebrated in Cowlitz County on November 16, 2018, with adoptions occurring at 1:00 p.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...
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Superior Court Office Access Policy Change

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To:Litigants and Attorneys From:Superior Court Judges of Cowlitz County Re: Superior Court Offices – Access Effective Monday, August 20, 2018 , access to the Hall of Justice offices of the judges and judicial assistants (back hallway and jury rooms) will be by appointment or permission only. The door codes of attorneys (public and private), legal a...
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Cowlitz County Supeior Court needs your Feedback!

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Cowlitz County Superior Court wants to hear from you . . . Cowlitz County Superior Court takes service to the public very seriously. We understand that the community's perception of the justice system is highly influenced by the quality of experience each person has when they visit the courthouse and engage in court services. To meet our goal of pr...
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Updated Policy for Community Service in lieu of Jail Time

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After much consideration, the Superior Court Bench has decided to alter our unwritten process for handling of criminal sentencing where a conversion of jail time to community service is being requested. Historically, sentencing was continued after plea of guilty to allow a defendant to complete some proposed amount of community service, even though...
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Bond Policy Revised for Rider Bonds

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Effective immediately, when an offender is found guilty, by plea, trial or in any other fashion, and there is a request to set sentencing over to a different date, the Court will require a NEW bond to be presented at the time of the request. Documents from the bond agent purporting to extend the originally filed bond is ineffective and will NOT be ...
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