General News and Announcements from Court Administration and the Bench

Spring Judicial Conference, April 24th – April 26th

Spring Judicial Conference, April 24th – April 26th
Monday, April 24, 2017 through Wednesday, April 26, 2017 is Spring Judicial Conference.Per past practices, there will not be any trials or dockets (except for criminal first appearances and protection order hearings) scheduled for these days.The following is the schedule for conference week: Monday: 8:30 am Ex Parte Docket ​ 11:30 am Juvenile Deten...
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Child Trafficking Task Force Presentation Saturday 3/18 - AMENDED

Child Trafficking Task Force Presentation Saturday 3/18 - AMENDED
​ Saturday, March 18, 2017 6:00 PM R.A. Long Auditorium  2093 Nichols Blvd., Longview The Superior Court Judges announce a community event presented by the Cowlitz  County Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Task Force. This event is intended to  create awareness about the problem of Child Sexual Exploitation. Participa...
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GAL Signatures Required on Pleadings

GAL Signatures Required on Pleadings
The Court has been made aware that in some cases in which a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) has been appointed, orders and final pleadings are being entered without the GAL having the opportunity to review and approve the same. Because the GAL is a party to the case, any pleading that relates to areas which are encompassed within their order of appointment...
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Revised Court Schedule for 2017

Revised Court Schedule for 2017
​Beginning February 27, 2017 , the Superior Court for Cowlitz County will institute a revised court schedule. The primary changes are: ​ Criminal Dockets on Tuesdays will be held at the Cowlitz County Jail, which is located at 1935 SW First Avenue, Kelso, WA. We have added a Dissolution Finalization docket for Pro Se (non-represented) cases the sec...
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SAFE Court Graduation and Docket are Cancelled Today

SAFE Court Graduation and Docket are Cancelled Today
Due to the snow and travel hazards it creates, we have cancelled both the SAFE Court Docket, as well as the SAFE Court Graduation scheduled for this afternoon. The SAFE Graduation and Docket will be rescheduled over one week to January 18, 2017. UPDATED TIME: 3:15 p.m.
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Cowlitz Juvenile Court is Open

Cowlitz Juvenile Court is Open
Cowlitz County Juvenile Court will be open today, Wednesday, January 10, 2016. The snow is not affecting court operations. We understand some participants may have transportation challenges. If you are scheduled for court today, and are unable to get to the Courthouse due to the weather, please contact the Juvenile Court Clerk at 360-577-...
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TELEPHONE: (360) 577-3085
FAX (360) 414-5506
TTY (800) 883-6388 OR 7115

HALL OF JUSTICE
312 SW FIRST AVENUE
KELSO, WA 98626
 
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