Court Issues COVID-19 Emergency Order 3-A

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 Today, the Superior Court issued Emergency Order 3-A extending many court timelines, setting parameters for virtual hearings and other rule changes. The order can be downloaded form our website link below. https://www.cowlitzsuperiorcourt.us/general-forms/314-covid-19-emergency-order-3-a/viewdocument/314 For more information or questions, con...
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Superior Court Update on COVID-19

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For Immediate Release May 29, 2020 Over the past several months, residents of Cowlitz County have been challenged in an unprecedented way as the COVID-19 pandemic races across our community and world.Fear and concern has touched us all.The Courts have been no exception to this struggle as we grapple with the constitutional mandate of providing acce...
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May 18, 2020 Family Law Process Changes

Given the ongoing concerns over COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control guidelines, and emergency orders currently in place, we are implementing a process to move forward with family law dockets. Beginning May 18, 2020, all family law dockets will proceed as scheduled. However, the default rule moving forward will be to have all family law motion...
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Thad Scudder appointed to Cowlitz County Superior Court

"Cowlitz County is losing one of the state's longest serving, and most capable, Superior Court judges.  Mr. Scudder's many years of experience will go a long way to mitigate the loss to our  Court.  We on the bench look forward to serving the citizens of the county with Mr. Scudder as an integral member of our bench."&...
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Juvenile Detention COVID-19 Response

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 The Cowlitz County Superior Court is aware that as our community, nation and world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, people are concerned and fearful for their safety and the safety of others. Court staff have been working diligently since February to implement safety protocols to address client, staff, and community safety/health concerns.Ou...
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Temporary Building Hours

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The Hall of Justice will be temporarily operating with modified hours as part of our efforts to address the COVID-19 safety concerns.  Effective as of Wednesday, 3:00 PM, 25 March 2020: The building will be open to the public from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday  Thank you for your patience as we work through operational...
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