News and Announcements from the Drug Court Team

July 3, 2023 Docket Time Change and Closures for Superior Court

July 3, 2023 Docket Time Change and Closures for Superior Court
Date: December 7, 2022 To: Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Bar Association; Cowlitz County Clerk's Office; Juvenile Department; Corrections Department; and Drug Court From: Superior Court Judges Re: Superior Court Docket Time change and closures on July 3, 2023 Superior Court will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2023 in observance of Independence ...
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Updated Masking Policy - Superior Court

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Effective immediately, 13 May 2022, during any Superior or Juvenile court proceeding, other than the jury trials, the wearing of surgical quality masks shall be at the option of the participant. All participants of Superior Court Jury trials shall wear a surgical quality mask during the proceedings. Surgical quality masks will be available for...
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Friday Emergency Court Schedule

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Sometime Thursday (7/15) afternoon, the Court lost access to our electronic court files due to a Statewide Network problem. Today we learned that the lines are in the process of being repaired, however we do not at this time have an ETA for operability. We will ONLY be conducting criminal and juvenile first appearances, involuntary treatment hearin...
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COVID Masking Update for Courts

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 On June 30, 2021, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee made a decision to lift many of the public health mitigation strategies as the State of Washington moves closer to being fully re-opened. Cowlitz County's most recent two-week COVID-19 case incidence rate is 174 cases/100,000 population.51 percent of Cowlitz County residents 16 years...
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COVID-19 Emergency Order 4-A, Modified

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After further review of the ongoing increases in the percentage of positive COVID-19 cases being reported by the County, the Court has determined that moving forward with in-person hearings for Superior and Juvenile Court is not advisable at this time. Effective immediately, we will be cancelling all currently set in person dockets. Accompanying th...
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COVID-19 Emergency Order No 2

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​For Additional information Contact:Chad Connors at360-577-3085 orconnorsc@co.cowlitz.wa.us​ As Court Administration and the Judges have received more user input, and been able to more deeply examine our processes for ways we can improve health safety for both our staff and court users, we have issued a second order which should be read in con...
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