General News and Announcements from Court Administration and the Bench

Public Law Library Updated

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"an increasingly large percentage of court participants rely upon their own research as they prepare and present their cases. I welcome the addition of the updated Law Library because it allows every person access to critical legal information. We are fortunate to have such a wonderful tool at our disposal." by Judge Michael Evans, who is a member ...
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Mr. John Lawless awarded Governor's Volunteer Service Award

Mr. John Lawless awarded Governor's Volunteer Service Award
The Cowlitz County Superior Court is pleased to announce that on April 12, 2019 at the Executive Mansion, in Olympia Washington, Mr. John Lawless was awarded by Governor Jay Inslee the Governor's Volunteer Service Award, for his distinguished and outstanding volunteer service to the Cowlitz County community. John is currently an AmeriCorps Member a...
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Modified Court Schedule for April 24, 2019

Modified Court Schedule for April 24, 2019
​The Cowlitz County Board of Commissioners distributed a news release on April 19th to alert the public that most County buildings will be closed on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.  Because the Courts are legally mandated to be open on judicial days absent specific emergencies, the Superior and District Courts will be open for court business on Wed...
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Changes to 2019 Schedule

Changes to 2019 Schedule
  In order to incorporate Judge Fassett into our 2019 schedule, the following changes have been made, effective May 6, 2019: Monday Judge Evans will now handle the morning criminal dockets. Judge Fassett will handle the afternoon criminal dockets. Tuesday Judge Evans will preside over domestic docket B. Judge Evans will also now have a ½ day t...
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Stipulated agreements appointing a GAL will no longer be accepted

Stipulated agreements appointing a GAL will no longer be accepted
  Effective immediately, parties to a domestic relations case cannot stipulate to a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) to serve on a particular case.As a result, the Court will not accept any such stipulated agreements of appointment of a Guardian ad Litem (GAL).The practice of stipulating to a particular GAL is not consistent with statute. While the par...
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Spring Judicial Conference, April 29th – May 1st

Spring Judicial Conference, April 29th – May 1st
Monday, April 29 th , 2019 through Wednesday, May 1 st , 2019 is Spring Judicial Conference.Per past practices, there will not be any trials or dockets scheduled for these days with the exception of the following: Monday, April 29th: 11:00 am Juvenile Detention Hearings 1:00 pm Ex Parte Docket 1:30 pm Protection Order Hearings 2:30 pm Criminal Firs...
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