General News and Announcements from Court Administration and the Bench

Jury Trial Update

Jury Trial Update
Dear Court Stakeholders, Currently, we are starting to experience a decline in current COVID cases in our community; however, we still have high rates of infection in our community and are doing all we can to keep court users as safe as possible. After review of our current COVID statistics, we have decided to extend the jury trial suspension until...
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Superior Court Jury Trial Suspension

Superior Court Jury Trial Suspension
 Since March of 2020, Cowlitz County has been challenged in an unprecedented way as the COVID-19 pandemic has raced across our community. Fear, concern, and disruption has touched us all. The Courts have been no exception to this struggle as we grapple with the constitutional mandate of providing access to the courts and at the same time makin...
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In-Person and Virtual Hearings

In-Person and Virtual Hearings
TO: Court Stakeholders FROM: Honorable Gary B. Bashor, Presiding DATE: August 17, 2021 RE: In-Person and Virtual Hearings Since the beginning of this pandemic, the Court has worked diligently to make decisions that emphasized the safety of everyone involved. Whether it be the enhanced cleaning protocols, social distancing requirements or the wearin...
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Superior Court Jury Suspension - August 13, 2021

Superior Court Jury Suspension - August 13, 2021
 Since March of 2020, Cowlitz County has been challenged in an unprecedented way as the COVID-19 pandemic has raced across our community. Fear, concern, and disruption has touched us all. The Courts have been no exception to this struggle as we grapple with the constitutional mandate of providing access to the courts and at the same time makin...
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Temporary Jury Trial Suspension through August, 2021

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Since March of 2020, Cowlitz County has been challenged in an unprecedented way as the COVID-19 pandemic has raced across our community. Fear, concern, and disruption has touched us all.The Courts have been no exception to this struggle as we grapple with the constitutional mandate of providing access to the courts and at the same time making sure ...
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In Person / Hybrid Dockets - Effective August 2, 2021

In Person / Hybrid Dockets - Effective August 2, 2021
TO: Court Stakeholders FROM: Honorable Gary B. Bashor, Presiding Judge DATE: July 27, 2021 RE :In Person / Hybrid Dockets – Effective August 2, 2021 In our continued effort to get back to normal, we are beginning to take substantive steps forward to move more hearings to in-person. All of these decisions are contingent on current infection rates in...
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