General News and Announcements from Court Administration and the Bench

Drug Court Graduation Today - August 24

Drug Court Graduation Today - August 24
Cowlitz County Administration Bulding 207 N. 4th - Third Floor Kelso, WA 98626. Once again we will be celebrating the successful completion of our Adult Drug Court Program by 6 graduates! The event begins at 2:00 P,M, and is located at the Cowlitz County Administration Building in the Commissioner's Meeting Room. The public is invited and refreshme...
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Limited Dockets during Fall Judicial Conference, Sept. 12th – Sept. 14th

Limited Dockets during Fall Judicial Conference, Sept. 12th – Sept. 14th
Please take note of limited docket times during the Fall Judicial Conference, Sept. 12th – Sept. 14th Monday, September 12, 2016 through Wednesday, September 14, 2016 is Fall 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....
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Plain Language Family Law Forms Required July 1, 2016

Plain Language Family Law Forms Required July 1, 2016
​As of July 1, 2016, all family law cases filed in Washington State are required to use plain language forms published by the Administrative Office of the Courts, Pattern Forms Committee. Full details on the transition to the new forms can be found HERE . The links to all of the new Plain Language Forms can be found HERE . Cowlitz County Super...
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JURY APPRECIATION WEEK MAY 9-13, 2016

JURY APPRECIATION WEEK  MAY 9-13, 2016
For Additional Information Please Contact: Honorable Marilyn K. Haan, Superior Court Judge (360) 577-3085 Honorable David Koss, District Court Judge (360) 577-3073 Chad Connors, Superior Court Administrator (360)577-3085 Dee Wirkkala, District Court Administrator (360) 577-3073 The Superior and District Courts Judges of Cowlitz County are pleased t...
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Attorney Fee Rate Established

Attorney Fee Rate Established
To: Guardianship Attorneys and Guardian ad Litems From: Michael H. Evans, Presiding Judge Date: March 29, 2016 Re: Hourly Rate for Attorneys Appointed to Represent Alleged Incapacitated Persons Please be advised that effective March 29, 2016, the Superior Court will compensate attorneys who the Court has appointed to represent alleged incapacitated...
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Updated Eviction Summons Policy

Updated Eviction Summons Policy
The Superior Court for Cowlitz County has reviewed concerns raised by Bar Association members related to the summons form set forth in RCW 59.18.363 which indicates a specific time of 5:00 p.m. as the deadline. It is presumed that time was chosen to align with the normal close of business. It creates a dilemma as the Cowlitz Clerk's office closed t...
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TTY (800) 883-6388 OR 7115

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