General News and Announcements from Court Administration and the Bench

Judge Anne Cruser appointed to Court of Appeals

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Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of Judge Anne Cruser to the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division II. She replaces Judge Jill Johanson who is retiring at the end of the month. Inslee named Cruser to the Cowlitz County Superior Court in 2017. Prior to that appointment, she was a supervising attorney for the Appellate Division a...
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Tierra Busby named Court Commissioner to Replace Dennis Maher

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​Gary B. Bashor Superior Court Judge, Presiding  Chad Connors Superior Court Administrator The Superior Court Judges are pleased to announce that Tierra Busby has been selected to replace Dennis Maher as a part-time court commissioner with the Cowlitz County Superior Court bench.Ms. Busby's appointment will be effective February 4, 2019. Ms. B...
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The Language We Use About Addiction Matters

The Language We Use About Addiction Matters
​Some thought provoking tips from the National Council for Behavioral Health -  https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/topics/addictions/#
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Presiding Judge for 2019-20 Announced

Presiding Judge Announcement
​Chad Connors Superior Court Administrator 312 SW First Avenue, Kelso WA 98626 360-577-3085 Every two years, the Superior Court Judges select a presiding judge and assistant presiding judge.For the past two terms, Judge Michael Evans has served as the presiding judge and Judge Gary Bashor has served as the assistant presiding judge. During thi...
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National Adoption Day - Nov. 16, 2018

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​ Nov. 16 2018 1:00 P.M. Cowlitz County Admin bldg. 207 N. 4th Ave. Kelso, WA National Adoption Day will be celebrated in Cowlitz County on November 16, 2018, with adoptions occurring at 1:00 p.m. and a public celebration following. The adoptions will be held in the Commissioner's Meeting Room and the celebration will be in the General Meeting Room...
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Notice of Disqualification

Notice of Disqualification
For many years parties were permitted to file an Affidavit of Prejudice in a pending case, which disqualified a particular judge from hearing a case.Last year, the Legislature amended the controlling statute and also gave the tool a new name – Notice of Disqualification . Since that time, there has been some confusion and a lack of clarity regardin...
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