General News and Announcements from Court Administration and the Bench

Spring Judicial Conference, April 29th – May 1st

Spring Judicial Conference, April 29th – May 1st
Monday, April 29th, 2019 through Wednesday, May 1st, 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 Docket1:30 pm Protection Order Hearings2:30 pm Criminal First Appear...
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Patricia Fassett Appointed to Cowlitz Superior Court

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"Patricia Fassett's appointment maintains our continuing commitment to the diversity of our bench, and to the fair, and impartial delivery of justice in Cowlitz County. I anticipate her to be quick learner in the new position, and a solid member of our judicial team. We are looking forward to her beginning her new position with our Court." by Judge...
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Guardian ad Litem Registry

Guardian ad Litem Registry
​RCW 26.12.175 is the Washington State law that governs appointment of guardians ad litem in domestic relations proceedings.RCW 26.12.175(1)(a) provides that, "The court may appoint a guardian ad litem to represent the interests of a minor or dependent child when the court believes the appointment of a guardian ad litem is necessary to protect the ...
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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 at...
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Tierra Busby named Court Commissioner to Replace Dennis Maher

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​Gary B. BashorSuperior Court Judge, Presiding Chad ConnorsSuperior 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. Busby...
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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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