Articles authored by the Judges and Commissioners of the Superior Court for Cowlitz County

Exoneration of Bond

Exoneration of Bond
To: Cowlitz Criminal Bar Fr: Marilyn K. Haan, Assistant Presiding Judge Dt: October 8, 2020 Re: Exoneration of Bond This is a reminder that once your client pleads guilty or is found guilty, any posted bond is exonerated by operation of law at the moment of conviction. RCW 10.64.025(1); State v. French, 88 Wash. App 586, 945 P.2d 752 (Div 2 1997). ...
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Omnibus Orders

Omnibus Orders
 To: Cowlitz Criminal Bar Fr: Marilyn K. Haan, Assistant Presiding Judge Dt: October 08, 2020 Re: Omnibus Orders We have continuing large dockets on Thursday. So again, if you have an agreed Omnibus Order, please get it signed and to the Criminal Clerk NO LATER THAN 2 p.m. the Wednesday just prior to the applicable Thursday docket, to have the...
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Memo suspending in-person Civil/Domestic trials

Memo suspending in-person Civil/Domestic trials
October 12, 2020 To:CWBA and other interested parties Memo suspending in-person Civil/Domestic trials From: Presiding Judge Gary Bashor Some months back, we had optimistically hoped we would have the COVID-19 situation more under control, and started scheduling some limited in-person civil and domestic trials. Unfortunately, the situation we face t...
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COVID-19 Emergency Order No 1

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Cowlitz County Courts (District, Superior Court, and County Clerk) understands many people are concerned about the COVID-19 virus. We are working to make good decisions that protect the public and afford access to the court.We will continue to follow guidance from the Cowlitz County Health Department to help protect people's health. Court functions...
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SAFE Court Memorial Day Event

SAFE Court Memorial Day Event
 SAFE (Safe Addictions Free Environment) court events are used to bring together the SAFE Court team and SAFE Court youth by encouraging collaboration and teamwork. Fun activities help all to see each other in a different light and allows the youth to connect in a different setting other than the court room. These events also give SAFE court y...
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Mr. John Lawless awarded Governor's Volunteer Service Award

Mr. John Lawless awarded Governor's Volunteer Service Award
The Cowlitz County Superior Court is pleased to announce that on April 12, 2019 at the Executive Mansion, in Olympia Washington, Mr. John Lawless was awarded by Governor Jay Inslee the Governor's Volunteer Service Award, for his distinguished and outstanding volunteer service to the Cowlitz County community. John is currently an AmeriCorps Member a...
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