General News and Announcements from Court Administration and the Bench

Superior Court Office Access Policy Change

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To:Litigants and Attorneys From:Superior Court Judges of Cowlitz County Re: Superior Court Offices – Access Effective Monday, August 20, 2018 , access to the Hall of Justice offices of the judges and judicial assistants (back hallway and jury rooms) will be by appointment or permission only. The door codes of attorneys (public and private), legal a...
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Seeking Guardianship Guardians ad Litem

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RCW 11.88 is the Washington State law that governs appointment of guardians ad litem in domestic relations proceedings.RCW 11.88 provides that the court may appoint a guardian ad litem to represent the interests of an alleged incapacitated person when the court believes the appointment of a guardian ad litem is necessary to protect the best interes...
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Seeking Guardians ad Litem

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RCW 26.12.175 is the Washington State law that governs appointment of guardians ad litem in domestic relations proceedings.RCW 26.12.175(1)(a) provides that, "The court may appoint a guardian ad litem to represent the interests of a minor or dependent child when the court believes the appointment of a guardian ad litem is necessary to protect the b...
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Cowlitz County Supeior Court needs your Feedback!

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Cowlitz County Superior Court wants to hear from you . . . Cowlitz County Superior Court takes service to the public very seriously. We understand that the community's perception of the justice system is highly influenced by the quality of experience each person has when they visit the courthouse and engage in court services. To meet our goal of pr...
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Updated Policy for Community Service in lieu of Jail Time

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After much consideration, the Superior Court Bench has decided to alter our unwritten process for handling of criminal sentencing where a conversion of jail time to community service is being requested. Historically, sentencing was continued after plea of guilty to allow a defendant to complete some proposed amount of community service, even though...
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Bond Policy Revised for Rider Bonds

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Effective immediately, when an offender is found guilty, by plea, trial or in any other fashion, and there is a request to set sentencing over to a different date, the Court will require a NEW bond to be presented at the time of the request. Documents from the bond agent purporting to extend the originally filed bond is ineffective and will NOT be ...
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