General News and Announcements from Court Administration and the Bench

Amended Local Court Rule: Civil Rule 40 - Assignment of Cases

Amended Local Court Rule: Civil Rule 40 - Assignment of Cases
 Based on current case flow management and changes, the Cowlitz County Superior Court Judges shall replace the current Local Court Rule, Civil Rule 40, with the attached amended Local Court Rule, Civil Rule 40, effective January 1, 2020.   Download PDF File Here
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Court Administration Closing at Noon 12/31

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​Superior Court Administration will be closing at Noon on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 for New Years.There will be NO Ex Parte Docket. If you have any Ex Parte paperwork, please leave with the Superior Court Clerk's Office in the morning and we will arrange for it to be presented to a Judicial Officer for review.If you have any questions, please...
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2019 Holiday Schedule

2019 Holiday Schedule
Due to the Holiday's, Superior Court and various division of Superior Court will be operating on a modified schedule this week. With the exceptions below, we will be operating regular business hours. Please see as follows: Superior Court Administration Closing at 3 PM on December 24th, Closed on Christmas Drug Court Office- Closing at 12:00 PM on D...
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Support/Paternity Trial Schedule Change

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As part of Superior Court's transition to a modified court schedule for 2020, we are making some incremental changes before 2019 ends.Commencing November 4, 2019, the Support and Paternity trials currently held at the Juvenile Center at 3:00 PM on Tuesdays, will be heard at the Hall of Justice on Mondays at 10:30 AM. Please contact Court Admin...
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Fall Judicial Conference, September 23rd – September 25th

Fall Judicial Conference, September 23rd – September 25th
 Monday, September 23, 2019 through Wednesday, September 25, 2019 is Fall Judicial Conference. Per past practices, there will not be any trials or dockets scheduled for these days with the exception of the following:Monday: 11:00 am Juvenile Detention Hearings1:00 pm Ex Parte Docket1:30 pm Protection Order Hearings2:30 pm Criminal First A...
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Drug Court begins new Low Risk Track

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Today, the Adult Drug Court program welcomed it's first participant into a new Low-Risk treatment track. National best practices for drug courts recommend that drug courts limit their participant's to defendants that have both a high level of need for supervision as well as a high risk to reoffend without treatment, using the classificati...
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