Judge Stephen Warning Retires

Today, August 28, 2020, at 1:10 PM , Judge Stephen Warning adjourned court sine die for the last time of his distinguished career, concluding 23 years and 8 months on the Cowlitz County Superior Court Bench. His final docket lasted approximately 10 minutes. At the conclusion of his docket, Judge Warning's spouse, Angie, assisted him with ...
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Virtual Court Notice Information

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Superior Court has moved to doing most all court matters by virtual connection via Zoom videoconferencing. Most pattern docket notices and orders to appear for court do not provide information about Zoom, and often are worded in such a way to command folks to show up at the Hall of Justice for their hearing. O...
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Drug Court Team Presents to Rotary Club

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​Treatment courts are the single most successful intervention in our nation's history for leading people living with substance use and mental health disorders out of the justice system and into lives of recovery and stability.Instead of viewing addiction as a moral failing, they view it as a disease. Instead of punishment, they offer treatment. Ins...
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Tierra Busby named Court Commissioner to Replace Dennis Maher

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​Gary B. BashorSuperior Court Judge, Presiding Chad ConnorsSuperior Court Administrator The Superior Court Judges are pleased to announce that Tierra Busby has been selected to replace Dennis Maher as a part-time court commissioner with the Cowlitz County Superior Court bench.Ms. Busby's appointment will be effective February 4, 2019. Ms. Busb...
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Unconscious Bias - Information for Jurors

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We have added an informative video to our website to help potential jurors understand Unconcious Bias and how it can affect their view of a case. The video was produced by the US District Court for the Western District of Washington who kindly gave their permission for us to share it on our website. You can see the video, as well as other video inf...
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Child Trafficking Task Force Presentation Saturday 3/18 - AMENDED

Child Trafficking Task Force Presentation Saturday 3/18 - AMENDED
​Saturday, March 18, 20176:00 PMR.A. Long Auditorium 2093 Nichols Blvd., Longview The Superior Court Judges announce a community event presented by the Cowlitz County Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Task Force. This event is intended to create awareness about the problem of Child Sexual Exploitation. Participants ca...
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