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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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Out-of-Custody, In-Person Criminal Dispositions Begin May 5

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Effective May 5, 2021, Superior Court will begin having out-of-custody plea dockets at the Hall of Justice. We will have out-of-custody plea dockets on each Wednesday, at 9:00 AM, and 1:30 PM. These dockets will alternate weekly between Judge Marilyn Haan and Judge Gary Bashor on the same schedule as currently set on our current Wednesday in-custod...
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Court Recovery Task Force Seeks Input

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The BJA Court Recovery Task Force is currently gathering information about COVID-19 accommodations and any impacts on court proceedings and jury trials. The following surveys are open: Defendant Survey - Juror Survey - Unrepresented Litigant Survey Thank you for your participation
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Superior Court Closed Monday, January 18

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Superior Court is closed on Monday, January 18, 2021, in honor of Martin Luther King Day. We will resume normal operations on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. 
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Superior Court Jury Trial Suspension Extended Through 28 February 2021

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 Since March of this year, Cowlitz County has been challenged in an unprecedented way as the COVID-19 pandemic has raced across our community.Fear, concern, and disruption has touched us all.The Courts have been no exception to this struggle as we grapple with the constitutional mandate of providing access to the courts and at the same time ma...
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