Superior Court Local Rules

Below you will find the various local rules in force for Cowlitz County Superior Court. These rules supplement the State Court Superior Court Rules and govern local practice. You can also find these rules  HERE   as well as the full state court rules at  HERE 

Emergency Local Rules

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Superior Court has issued several emergency rules which Supercede the associated Local Rule they reference.

CCLCR 40 Assignment of Cases
CCLCR 88 Contested Hearings

Cowlitz County Superior Court Local Rules

General Local Rules

CCLGR 17 Electronic Transmission
CCLGR 22 Access to Family Law Court Records

Administrative Local Rules

CCLAR 1 Departments of Superior Court
CCLAR 8 Court Organization and Management
CCLAR 10 Email Communication
CCLAR 11 Interpreters
CCLAR 12 Exparte Docket

Civil Local Rules

CCLCR 10 Form of Pleadings and Other Papers
CCLCR 11 Signing and Drafting of Pleadings, Motions, and Legal Memoranda; Sanctions
CCLCR 16 Pretrial Procedure and Formulating Issues
CCLCR 40 Assignment of Cases
CCLCR 45 Subpoena
CCLCR 56 Summary Judgment
CCLCR 59 New Trial, Reconsideration, and Amendment of Judgment
CCLCR 77 Superior Court and Judicial Officers
CCLCR 83 Local Rules of Superior Court
CCLCR 88 Contested Hearings
CCLCR 91 Mandatory Settlement Conferences in Domestic Relations Actions
CCLCR 92 Finalizing Family Law Cases (in Word Format)
CCLCR 95 Waiver of Age to Marry
CCLCR 98 Guardians Ad Litem
CCLCR 99 Binding Settlement Conferences

Criminal Local Rules

CCLCrR 3.1 Right to and Assignment of Lawyer
CCLCrR 3.9 Hearings Under CrR 3.6 and CrR 8.3(c)
CCLCrR 4.2 Pleas
CCLCrR 4.11 Miscellaneous

Dependency Proceedings Local Rules

CCLGALR 3 Establishment of CASA Local Rules
CCLGALR 7 Guardian Ad Litem Disciplinary Procedure for CASA Staff/Volunteers
CCLGALR 8 Guardian Ad Litem Disciplinary Procedures

Civil Arbitration Local Rules

LMAR 1.1 Application of Rules-Purpose and Definitions
LMAR 1.2 Matters Subject to Arbitration
LMAR 2.1 Transfer to Arbitration
LMAR 2.3 Assignment to Arbitrator
LMAR 3.1 Qualifications
LMAR 3.2 Authority of Arbitrators
LMAR 4.2 Discovery
LMAR 5.1 Notice of Hearing-Time and Place-Continuance
LMAR 5.2 Pre-Hearing Statement of Proof-Documents Filed With Court
LMAR 6.1 Form and Content of Award
LMAR 6.2 Filing of Award
LMAR 6.3 Judgment on Award
LMAR 7.1 Request for Trial De Novo
LMAR 8.1 Stipulations-Effect on Relief Granted
LMAR 8.4 Title and Citation
LMAR 8.5 Compensation of Arbitrator
LMAR 8.6 Administration

Local Rules of Appeal of Decisions of Courts of Limited Jurisdiction

CCLRALJ 2.4 How to Initiate an Appeal
CCLRALJ 2.6 Content of Notice of Appeal

Special Proceeding Local Rules

SPR 93.05 Adoption Hearings
SPR 93.06 Finalizing Adoption Cases
SPR 93.07 Assignment of Contested Adoption/Termination Trials 

Juvenile Court Local Rules

CCJuLCR 3.12 Timing of Filing Documents in Dependency Proceedings

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