General News and Announcements from Court Administration and the Bench

2018 Court Schedule Released

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​ The Cowlitz County Superior Court Judges are pleased to announce the adoption of the 2018 schedule (attached).The schedule will take effect on January 1, 2018.The 2018 schedule achieves the following: ​ Incorporates the services of an additional judicial officer; Expands the Ex Parte dockets to every day of the week; Increases Dependency dockets ...
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New Superior Court Judge to be Sworn In September 15

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For More InformationContact: Chad Connors Court Administrator (360) 577-3085 ConnorsC@co.cowlitz.wa.us The Judges of the Superior Court of Cowlitz County are pleased and honored to announce that Anne Cruser will be sworn in on September 15, 2017 at 12:15 PM in courtroom 2 of the Cowlitz County Hall of Justice, located in Kelso.Ms. Cruser was appoin...
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Hall of Justice Construction Alert

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There is construction going on around the Courthouse through mid-October which is affecting traffic and parking. The courthouse is getting a new roof, and a new water main is being laid along First Avenue. A large section of our south parking lot is blocked off, putting available parking a bit farther away. ADA/Handicap parking in front of the Hall...
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5th Superior Court Judge Named

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Inslee Names Anne Cruser to Cowlitz County Superior Court August 10, 2017 Governor Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of Anne Cruser to Cowlitz County Superior Court. Cruser will fill a newly established seat on the Cowlitz County Superior Court. She is currently a supervising attorney for the Appellate Division at the Clark County Prosecut...
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E-Signature Policy for Superior Court

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Cowlitz County Superior Court recently implemented the Statewide Odyssey Electronic Court Records System. It should be noted that electronic filing has not been implemented in Cowlitz County at this time. Original documents still need to be filed with the Clerk for scanning into the system. Due to an increase in questions regarding electronic signa...
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2017 Superior Court Survey Available

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Over the past two years, Cowlitz County Superior Court has implemented several significant case processing changes. New trial readiness certificates and case scheduling orders were designed and implemented; as well as the Ex Parte process was changed. In addition, we added a civil priority week and a dedicated domestic relations trial day at the Yo...
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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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