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

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 ...
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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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Modified Court Schedule for April 24, 2019

Modified Court Schedule for April 24, 2019
​The Cowlitz County Board of Commissioners distributed a news release on April 19th to alert the public that most County buildings will be closed on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.  Because the Courts are legally mandated to be open on judicial days absent specific emergencies, the Superior and District Courts will be open for court business on Wed...
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Stipulated agreements appointing a GAL will no longer be accepted

Stipulated agreements appointing a GAL will no longer be accepted
  Effective immediately, parties to a domestic relations case cannot stipulate to a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) to serve on a particular case.As a result, the Court will not accept any such stipulated agreements of appointment of a Guardian ad Litem (GAL).The practice of stipulating to a particular GAL is not consistent with statute. While the par...
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Spring Judicial Conference, April 29th – May 1st

Spring Judicial Conference, April 29th – May 1st
Monday, April 29 th , 2019 through Wednesday, May 1 st , 2019 is Spring Judicial Conference.Per past practices, there will not be any trials or dockets scheduled for these days with the exception of the following: Monday, April 29th: 11:00 am Juvenile Detention Hearings 1:00 pm Ex Parte Docket 1:30 pm Protection Order Hearings 2:30 pm Criminal Firs...
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Court Funding

Court Funding
By Hon. Judge Stephen M. Warning - Superior Court Judge for Cowlitz County Originally Published in the Daily News In 2009, A study was made of the Cow...
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