General News and Announcements from Court Administration and the Bench

Jury Trial Suspension through March 7, 2022

Jury Trial Suspension through March 7, 2022
 Since December of 2021, Cowlitz County has a high rate of COVID 19 cases .It appears the infection rate is beginning to fall; however, Cowlitz County still has an infection rate of approximately 1,086 cases per 100,000 (7 day case count). As a result, all Superior Court jury trials will temporarily be suspended through March 7, 2022. "Given t...
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Jury Trial Suspension through February 7, 2022

Jury Trial Suspension through February 7, 2022
 Since December of 2021, Cowlitz County has experienced an increase in COVID 19 cases. Cowlitz County has an infection rate of approximately 1174 cases per 100,000. Projected data that is incomplete at this time indicates the rate will continue to increase. As a result, all Superior Court jury trials will temporarily be suspended through Febru...
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Weather Early Closure for Superior Court this week.

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Due to the inclement weather, Cowlitz County Superior and Juvenile Court offices will be closing at 3:00 PM today, Tuesday, December 28, 2021 and for the rest of the week through Thursday, December 30, 2021. The office will be Closed all day on December 31, 2021 due to the New Year's Holiday. There may be some court proceedings which will cont...
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Superior Court Closing at 3:00 Today

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Due to the inclement weather, Cowlitz County Superior and Juvenile Court offices will be closing at 3:00 PM today, Monday, December 27, 2021. Early closing will give our employees an opportunity to get home before roads become more difficult and dangerous to travel with temperatures dropping. We will be open on Tuesday and are&n...
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2021 Holiday Closures

2021 Holiday Closures
Due to the up and coming Holidays, the Cowlitz County Superior Court Administrative offices will be closed on the following days/times December 23, 2021 2 PM to 5 PM December 24, 2021 Closed All Day December 30, 2021 2 PM to 5 PM December 31, 2021 Closed all Day Wishing you a wonderful Holiday.
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Guardianship Rules Changing January 1, 2022

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GUARDIANSHIP LAW CHANGES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2022 What happens to the prior laws? The laws that apply to adult guardianships prior to 2022, RCW 11.88 and RCW 11.92, will no longer be in effect on January 1, 2022. The new law, RCW 11.130, will cover all guardianships, conservatorships and protective arrangements as of January 1, 2022 There may be l...
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