Power is back on - all Court Operations Operating

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Cowlitz County Superior Court experienced a near-total power outage on November 15, 2021 at approximately 12:45 P.M. This affected Court operations at the Hall of Justice, the Event Center Courtroom and the Jail Courtroom. Power was restored at approximately 3:20 P.M. As of this morning, 16 November 2021, power has been restored and all operations ...
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Power is currently down at the Courthouse

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As of approximately 12:40 p.m., we lost main power at the Hall of Justice and the Event Center. We are currently on generator power, however cannot access many of our core technology resources for running court. Criminal First appearances and the afternoon child support related dockets should be operating, though may have some limitations...
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2021 Employee Appreciation Awards

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On Thursday, September 23, 2021, Superior Court held a Virtual Employee Awards Presentation. Nominees are submitted by peers and all applications are screened by the Superior Court Judges. We would like to again congratulate all the award nominees and award recipients. All of you are so deserving and have worked so hard to further our mission....
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Temporary Jury Trial Suspension through August, 2021

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Since March of 2020, Cowlitz County has been challenged in an unprecedented way as the COVID-19 pandemic has raced across our community. Fear, concern, and disruption has touched us all.The Courts have been no exception to this struggle as we grapple with the constitutional mandate of providing access to the courts and at the same time making sure ...
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Friday Emergency Court Schedule

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Sometime Thursday (7/15) afternoon, the Court lost access to our electronic court files due to a Statewide Network problem. Today we learned that the lines are in the process of being repaired, however we do not at this time have an ETA for operability. We will ONLY be conducting criminal and juvenile first appearances, involuntary treatment hearin...
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COVID Masking Update for Courts

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 On June 30, 2021, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee made a decision to lift many of the public health mitigation strategies as the State of Washington moves closer to being fully re-opened. Cowlitz County's most recent two-week COVID-19 case incidence rate is 174 cases/100,000 population.51 percent of Cowlitz County residents 16 years...
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KELSO, WA 98626
 
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