Updated Masking Policy - Superior Court

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Effective immediately, 13 May 2022, during any Superior or Juvenile court proceeding, other than the jury trials, the wearing of surgical quality masks shall be at the option of the participant. All participants of Superior Court Jury trials shall wear a surgical quality mask during the proceedings. Surgical quality masks will be available for...
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Weather Early Closure for Superior Court this week.

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Due to the inclement weather, Cowlitz County Superior and Juvenile Court offices will be closing at 3:00 PM today, Tuesday, December 28, 2021 and for the rest of the week through Thursday, December 30, 2021. The office will be Closed all day on December 31, 2021 due to the New Year's Holiday. There may be some court proceedings which will cont...
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Superior Court Closing at 3:00 Today

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Due to the inclement weather, Cowlitz County Superior and Juvenile Court offices will be closing at 3:00 PM today, Monday, December 27, 2021. Early closing will give our employees an opportunity to get home before roads become more difficult and dangerous to travel with temperatures dropping. We will be open on Tuesday and are&n...
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Guardianship Rules Changing January 1, 2022

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GUARDIANSHIP LAW CHANGES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2022 What happens to the prior laws? The laws that apply to adult guardianships prior to 2022, RCW 11.88 and RCW 11.92, will no longer be in effect on January 1, 2022. The new law, RCW 11.130, will cover all guardianships, conservatorships and protective arrangements as of January 1, 2022 There may be l...
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Apply to be a Court Visitor (Guardian ad Litem

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RCW 11.130 is the Washington State law that governs appointment of Court Visitors involved in Adult Guardianship/Conservatorship proceedings. RCW 11.130 provides that the court may appoint a Court Visitor to investigate allegations in the petition and provide recommendations to the Court. All Court Visitors under this title must comply with the tra...
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Power is back on - all Court Operations Operating

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Cowlitz County Superior Court experienced a near-total power outage on November 15, 2021 at approximately 12:45 P.M. This affected Court operations at the Hall of Justice, the Event Center Courtroom and the Jail Courtroom. Power was restored at approximately 3:20 P.M. As of this morning, 16 November 2021, power has been restored and all operations ...
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TTY (800) 883-6388 OR 7115
Superior Court Administration Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
312 SW FIRST AVENUE, SUITE 250
KELSO, WA 98626
 
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