User Friendly Local Rules Update

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We have re-published our local rules on our website in a format that is a bit easier to use than our old link to the State AOC Website which has all rules in a PDF. To get to them on our website, click on the RULES link then choose Local Rules from the drop down. The direct link to the rules page is: https://www.cowlitzsuperiorcourt.us/local-court-...
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Non-Parent Custody Law Changes - IMPORTANT NOTICE

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Effective December 31, 2020, the Non-Parental Custody Statute (RCW 26.10) is repealed, and will be replaced by RCW 11.130.185 et Seq., the Uniform Guardianship Act – Minors. This memorandum will address how the Court is addressing pending cases. Effective January 1, 2021, the Court will dismiss any cases that do not have either a final order or a t...
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Memo regarding Criminal Court Procedures: COVID updates Oct 19, 2020

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CLE - Advice from the Bench

 Please join the Cowlitz Wahkiakum County Bar Association and Cowlitz Wahkiakum Legal Aid in a noon CLE with Cowlitz County Judges and learn what attorneys should know in assisting the court in court hearings during these restricted and difficult times due to COVID 19.  ADVICE FROM THE BENCH COWLITZ COUNTY JUDGES Wednesday, October 21, 20...
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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

 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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