Bond/Detention of Defendant Upon Plea

 To: Criminal Bar From: Marilyn K. Haan, Assistant Presiding Judge Date: 6/24/2021 Re: Bond/Detention of Defendant Upon Plea There still seems to be confusion about what happens to a defendant when they plead guilty. For reference, please see RCW 10.64.025 as follows (as well as see State v. French, 88 Wash. App 586, 945 P.2d 752 (Div 2 1997) ...
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New Unlawful Detainer Docket July 2021

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SUPERIOR COURT JURY TRIALS SET TO RESUME

 On behalf of the Superior Court Judges, Clerk's Office and all court staff, we are pleased to announce Cowlitz County Superior Court is set to resume jury trials in April 2021.In November of 2020, jury trials and in-person court proceedings were suspended due to local and national surges in the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Safety precautions consi...
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Recruitment of Title 26 Guardians Ad Litem

 March 9, 2021 The Cowlitz County Superior Court is seeking those who are interested in serving as Title 26 Guardians Ad Litem.All guardians ad litem appointed under this title must comply with the training requirements set out by Washington law.Cowlitz County Superior Court complies with all applicable laws for developing and maintaining a re...
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CLE - Advice from the Bench

 Please join the Cowlitz Wahkiakum County Bar Association and Cowlitz Wahkiakum Legal Aid in a noon CLE with Cowlitz County Judges and learn what attorneys should know in assisting the court in court hearings during these restricted and difficult times due to COVID 19.  ADVICE FROM THE BENCH COWLITZ COUNTY JUDGES Wednesday, October 21, 20...
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Exoneration of Bond

To: Cowlitz Criminal Bar Fr: Marilyn K. Haan, Assistant Presiding Judge Dt: October 8, 2020 Re: Exoneration of Bond This is a reminder that once your client pleads guilty or is found guilty, any posted bond is exonerated by operation of law at the moment of conviction. RCW 10.64.025(1); State v. French, 88 Wash. App 586, 945 P.2d 752 (Div 2 1997). ...
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