General News and Announcements from Court Administration and the Bench

Updated 3rd Party Custody Information

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 We have added some new information and a handy checklist to our website for cases involving 3rd party custody matters. These cases can be quite complex, and often the parties are unrepresented. We hope this information will assist in making the navigation of the courts in these cases a bit clearer. Link to Web Information
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Poverty Guidelines Updated for 2018

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 When reviewing a case for waiver of fees, the Superior Court looks to the Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines in part when making those decisions. As of January 13, 2018, those guidelines have been updated. A table showing the current annual and monthly amounts is shown in the document below. You may need to have Adobe Acrobat to vie...
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New Court Rules Effective January 1, 2018

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As part of the implementation of our new court schedule, some of our previous local rules have needed adjustment. These rules go into effect as of January 1, 2018, and will be applied to all cases after that date. Admin Rule 1 & 12 and Civil Rules 40 & 88 are affected. You can find the most current versions of each of the rules as chan...
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Drug Court Graduation Today!

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At 2:00 PM Today, the Cowlitz County Adult Drug Court will be celebrating the graduation of 5 distinguished participants! The festivities will be held at the Cowlitz County Administration Building, Second Floor Commissioners Meeting Room, 207 N. Fourth, Kelso, WA Light refreshments will be served.
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National Adoption Day at Superior Court

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National Adoption Day will be celebrated in Cowlitz County on November 17, 2017, with adoptions occurring at 9:30 a.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, both on the 3rd floor of the Cowlitz County Administration Building located ...
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Drug Court Recovery Poetry

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​On last Thursday one of our Drug Court Participants read a poem he had written about Drug Court to those assembled for our weekly  docket. After a rousing applause, we were given permission to publish the poem so others can enjoy its wisdom. Here in this program we have an opportunity to regain our lives; At first it's overwhelming and a lot ...
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