Appearing by Phone

Cowlitz County Superior Court allows parties and attorneys to appear telephonically via CourtCall on the following civil motion calendars:

Due to trial scheduling, a particular judge may not be on the normal schedule - please contact Court Administration at 360-577-3085 if you need to inquire about a specific judge or docket.

To set up a CourtCall appearance, dial 888.882.6878 at least 24-hours in advance.  (If you are requesting the $70 CourtCall fee be waived, you will find the forms below and you should start the process at least 2 weeks prior to allow enough time for judicial review and approval.)

You will need to provide the CourtCall Code from the table below for the docket you wish to appear by phone on.

You can find additional information on CourtCall at www.courtcall.com. 

The following civil dockets/hearings are approved for CourtCall appearances in Cowlitz County:

Call quality is best if you call from a land line and not a cellular phone. If you are having connection issues or issues hearing while on CourtCall, please contact CourtCall.

CourtCall Approved Motion Dockets

MONDAYS

CourtCall Code

Docket Time

Domestic Trial Assignments (Judge Warning)  

Dept 3

1:00pm

Domestic Docket  (Judge Warning)

Dept 3

1:30pm

Paternity Motion Docket 

Dept 6

9:30am

Child Support Docket 

Dept 6

9:45am

Protection Order Hearings 

Dept 6

1:30pm

     

TUESDAYS

Domestic Docket (Judge Cruser)  

(cases ending in 4-6 for the last # in case before the -08 county code)

Dept 1

9:00am

Domestic Docket (Judge Bashor)  

(cases ending in 7-9 for the last # in case before the -08 county code)

Dept 4

1:00pm

Attorney Presentations 

Dept 6

1:00pm

Support / Paternity Trials

Dept 6

3:00pm

     

WEDNESDAYS

Pro Se Dissolutions/Dom. Relations

(cases ending in 0-4 for the last # in case before the -08 county code)

Dept 6

9:00am

Guardianship / Probate Docket

(Judges Warning and Bashor rotate every other week - see schedule posted on website)

Warning - Dept 3

Bashor - Dept 4

1:00pm

Civil Trial Assignments

(Judges Warning and Bashor rotate every other week - see schedule posted on website)

Warning - Dept 3

Bashor - Dept 4

1:45pm

Civil Motion Docket  (Judges Warning and Bashor rotate every other week - see schedule posted on website)

Warning - Dept 3

Bashor - Dept 4

2:00pm

     

THURSDAYS

Pro Se Dissolutions/Dom. Relations 

(cases ending in 5-9 for the last # in case before the -08 county code)

Dept 6

9:30am

     

FRIDAYS

Civil / Family Law Presentation Docket (Judge Evans)

Dept 2

8:45am

* Weeks are defined by MONDAYS

  BB-12/2018

 

The judge may allow telephonic appearances on other matters by special request and prior arrangement.
Parties without attorneys may also use CourtCall to appear at hearings where their physical presence is not required. Fees may be waived by the court if a party does not have the funds to pay for CourtCall. To request a fee waiver, a party must submit a written motion to the court at least one week prior to the time for the hearing. It is the responsibility of that party to call Superior Court Administration at 360.577.3085 to verify if the waiver has been approved by the court. A link to the necessary forms is located below and on our Forms page.

Forms Needed by the Court for Waiver of Courtcall Fees (indigent litigants only)

Declaration to Waive CourtCall Fees - PDF
Order Waiving CourtCall Appearance Fee - PDF

Forms are in Adobe Acrobat format. Click HERE to get the Free Adobe Reader

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TTY (800) 883-6388 OR 7115

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