General News and Announcements from Court Administration and the Bench

Drug Court Team Presents to Rotary Club

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​Treatment courts are the single most successful intervention in our nation's history for leading people living with substance use and mental health disorders out of the justice system and into lives of recovery and stability.Instead of viewing addiction as a moral failing, they view it as a disease. Instead of punishment, they offer treatment. Ins...
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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 an...
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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 Wedn...
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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. TuesdayJudge Evans will preside over domestic docket B.Judge Evans will also now have a ½ day trial ...
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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 parti...
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