General News and Announcements from Court Administration and the Bench

2021 Holiday Closures

2021 Holiday Closures
Due to the up and coming Holidays, the Cowlitz County Superior Court Administrative offices will be closed on the following days/times December 23, 2021 2 PM to 5 PM December 24, 2021 Closed All Day December 30, 2021 2 PM to 5 PM December 31, 2021 Closed all Day Wishing you a wonderful Holiday.
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Guardianship Rules Changing January 1, 2022

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GUARDIANSHIP LAW CHANGES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2022 What happens to the prior laws? The laws that apply to adult guardianships prior to 2022, RCW 11.88 and RCW 11.92, will no longer be in effect on January 1, 2022. The new law, RCW 11.130, will cover all guardianships, conservatorships and protective arrangements as of January 1, 2022 There may be l...
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Eviction Resources Available

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There are a number of resources available for tenants who are facing possible eviction. Some resources apply before and eviction case is filed and some apply afterwards. You can get more information from our Eviction Pages on our website, as well as from the attached document from the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Legal Aid Program. (www.cwlap.org)  ...
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Apply to be a Court Visitor (Guardian ad Litem

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RCW 11.130 is the Washington State law that governs appointment of Court Visitors involved in Adult Guardianship/Conservatorship proceedings. RCW 11.130 provides that the court may appoint a Court Visitor to investigate allegations in the petition and provide recommendations to the Court. All Court Visitors under this title must comply with the tra...
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Corrected Link for Criminal Readiness Docket

Corrected Link for Criminal Readiness Docket
 We are having a technical error in the link for the 11/23 9:00 am criminal readiness docket on our Zoom Calendar. Please use the link below to log into the docket: Sorry for the inconvenience. Topic: Criminal Readiness Docket Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86363231633?pwd=ZzVwcmxBcHdvTnpCemp3NFpaOWdqdz09 Meeting ID: 863 6323 1633...
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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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TTY (800) 883-6388 OR 7115
Superior Court Administration Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
312 SW FIRST AVENUE, SUITE 250
KELSO, WA 98626
 
Building Hours - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM