General News and Announcements from Court Administration and the Bench

Superior Court Office Access Policy Change

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To:Litigants and Attorneys From:Superior Court Judges of Cowlitz County Re: Superior Court Offices – Access Effective Monday, August 20, 2018 , access to the Hall of Justice offices of the judges and judicial assistants (back hallway and jury rooms) will be by appointment or permission only. The door codes of attorneys (public and private), legal a...
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Updated Policy for Community Service in lieu of Jail Time

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After much consideration, the Superior Court Bench has decided to alter our unwritten process for handling of criminal sentencing where a conversion of jail time to community service is being requested. Historically, sentencing was continued after plea of guilty to allow a defendant to complete some proposed amount of community service, even though...
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Bond Policy Revised for Rider Bonds

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Effective immediately, when an offender is found guilty, by plea, trial or in any other fashion, and there is a request to set sentencing over to a different date, the Court will require a NEW bond to be presented at the time of the request. Documents from the bond agent purporting to extend the originally filed bond is ineffective and will NOT be ...
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Mandatory Forms are Required!

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The Washington State Legislature has required the use of state forms in all cases filed in the areas of Family Law ( RCW 26.18.220 ) and Dependency ( RCW 13.34.035 ). The Pattern Forms Committee has promulgated specific Style and Format Rules for the use of the forms in these two areas which can be found at: http://www.courts.wa.gov/forms/?fa=...
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Drug Court Graduation - 21 Feb 2018

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Once again the Cowlitz County Adult Drug Court will be holding graduation ceremonies for several of our program graduates! The festivities begin at 1:00 PM and are held at the Cowlitz County Administration Building, Commissioners Room on the second floor. Light refreshments will be served afterwards. The public is welcome! Come early to get a good ...
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Youth Services Center Hours Limited on Feb. 23, 2018

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Cowlitz County Juvenile Court 1725 First Ave. Longview, WA 98632 360-577-3100 The Cowlitz County Youth Services Center will be closed Friday February 23, 2018 from 1 PM to 3 PM for a safety drill. People needing to access Juvenile Department or Juvenile Court services will need to do so from 8:30 to 12:00 and 3:00 to 5:00. 
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FAX (360) 414-5506
TTY (800) 883-6388 OR 7115

HALL OF JUSTICE
312 SW FIRST AVENUE
KELSO, WA 98626
 
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