General News and Announcements from Court Administration and the Bench

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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Superior Court Jury Trials Set Resume

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For Additional Information Contact:Staci Myklebust, County Clerk360-577-3016MyklebustS@co.cowlitz.wa.usChadwick M. Connors, Administrator 360-577-3085connorsc@co.cowlitz.wa.us On behalf of the Superior Court Judges, Clerk's Office and all court staff, we are pleased to announce Cowlitz County Superior Court is tentatively set to resume jury tr...
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COVID-19 Emergency Order 4-A, Modified

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After further review of the ongoing increases in the percentage of positive COVID-19 cases being reported by the County, the Court has determined that moving forward with in-person hearings for Superior and Juvenile Court is not advisable at this time. Effective immediately, we will be cancelling all currently set in person dockets. Accompanying th...
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Court Issues COVID-19 Emergency Order 3-A

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 Today, the Superior Court issued Emergency Order 3-A extending many court timelines, setting parameters for virtual hearings and other rule changes. The order can be downloaded form our website link below. https://www.cowlitzsuperiorcourt.us/general-forms/314-covid-19-emergency-order-3-a/viewdocument/314 For more information or questions, con...
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Superior Court Update on COVID-19

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For Immediate Release May 29, 2020 Over the past several months, residents of Cowlitz County have been challenged in an unprecedented way as the COVID-19 pandemic races across our community and world.Fear and concern has touched us all.The Courts have been no exception to this struggle as we grapple with the constitutional mandate of providing acce...
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May 18, 2020 Family Law Process Changes

May 18, 2020 Family Law Process Changes
Given the ongoing concerns over COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control guidelines, and emergency orders currently in place, we are implementing a process to move forward with family law dockets. Beginning May 18, 2020, all family law dockets will proceed as scheduled. However, the default rule moving forward will be to have all family law motion...
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