General News and Announcements from Court Administration and the Bench

Court Recovery Task Force Seeks Input

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The BJA Court Recovery Task Force is currently gathering information about COVID-19 accommodations and any impacts on court proceedings and jury trials. The following surveys are open: Defendant Survey - Juror Survey - Unrepresented Litigant Survey Thank you for your participation
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SUPERIOR COURT JURY TRIALS SET TO RESUME

SUPERIOR COURT JURY TRIALS SET TO RESUME
 On behalf of the Superior Court Judges, Clerk's Office and all court staff, we are pleased to announce Cowlitz County Superior Court is set to resume jury trials in April 2021.In November of 2020, jury trials and in-person court proceedings were suspended due to local and national surges in the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Safety precautions consi...
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Recruitment of Title 26 Guardians Ad Litem

Recruitment of Title 26 Guardians Ad Litem
 March 9, 2021 The Cowlitz County Superior Court is seeking those who are interested in serving as Title 26 Guardians Ad Litem.All guardians ad litem appointed under this title must comply with the training requirements set out by Washington law.Cowlitz County Superior Court complies with all applicable laws for developing and maintaining a re...
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Superior Court to End Contract with ICE

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"We are proud of the quality of care provided by our staff to these youth in our care. We made this decision solely for the reasons stated in this release. We will be releasing the detainees into ICE custody for their determination of further placement." by Gary Bashor, Presiding Judge  In 2001, Cowlitz County Commissioners contracted with the...
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Superior Court Closed Monday, January 18

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Superior Court is closed on Monday, January 18, 2021, in honor of Martin Luther King Day. We will resume normal operations on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. 
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Minor Guardianship Visitor Registry

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With the implementation of RCW 11.130 as of January 1, 2021 (Minor Guardianships-replacing Non-Parental Custody), we are working hard to make sure all pieces are put together to successfully implement this legislation. One bit of information we wanted to get out immediately is that if you have need for a "Court Visitor" or "GAL" under 11.130, pleas...
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