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Memo regarding Criminal Court Procedures: COVID updates Oct 19, 2020

Memo regarding Criminal Court Procedures: COVID updates Oct 19, 2020
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CLE - Advice from the Bench

CLE - Advice from the Bench
 Please join the Cowlitz Wahkiakum County Bar Association and Cowlitz Wahkiakum Legal Aid in a noon CLE with Cowlitz County Judges and learn what attorneys should know in assisting the court in court hearings during these restricted and difficult times due to COVID 19.  ADVICE FROM THE BENCH COWLITZ COUNTY JUDGES Wednesday, October 21, 20...
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Exoneration of Bond

Exoneration of Bond
To: Cowlitz Criminal Bar Fr: Marilyn K. Haan, Assistant Presiding Judge Dt: October 8, 2020 Re: Exoneration of Bond This is a reminder that once your client pleads guilty or is found guilty, any posted bond is exonerated by operation of law at the moment of conviction. RCW 10.64.025(1); State v. French, 88 Wash. App 586, 945 P.2d 752 (Div 2 1997). ...
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Omnibus Orders

Omnibus Orders
 To: Cowlitz Criminal Bar Fr: Marilyn K. Haan, Assistant Presiding Judge Dt: October 08, 2020 Re: Omnibus Orders We have continuing large dockets on Thursday. So again, if you have an agreed Omnibus Order, please get it signed and to the Criminal Clerk NO LATER THAN 2 p.m. the Wednesday just prior to the applicable Thursday docket, to have the...
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Memo suspending in-person Civil/Domestic trials

Memo suspending in-person Civil/Domestic trials
October 12, 2020 To:CWBA and other interested parties Memo suspending in-person Civil/Domestic trials From: Presiding Judge Gary Bashor Some months back, we had optimistically hoped we would have the COVID-19 situation more under control, and started scheduling some limited in-person civil and domestic trials. Unfortunately, the situation we face t...
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Air Quality Delays Jury Trials

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Due to the on-going health hazards related to poor air quality in our region, the Superior Court Judges have decided to continue all jury trials for the week of September 14, 2020 to the week of September 21, 2020.The judges made this decision based on input from the local Department of Emergency Management Department and Public Health Officials. "...
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