General News and Announcements from Court Administration and the Bench

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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2022 Schedule

2022 Schedule
Our Court Schedule Committee is proud to present to you our finalized 2022 schedule, effective January 1, 2022. I would like to thank all of you for providing input and feedback as we worked through this process.  You will notice this schedule is expanded as a result of additional resources the Court, Prosecutor's Office, Office of Public Defe...
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Jury Trial Update

Jury Trial Update
Dear Court Stakeholders, Currently, we are starting to experience a decline in current COVID cases in our community; however, we still have high rates of infection in our community and are doing all we can to keep court users as safe as possible. After review of our current COVID statistics, we have decided to extend the jury trial suspension until...
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Superior Court Jury Trial Suspension

Superior Court Jury Trial Suspension
 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 makin...
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In-Person and Virtual Hearings

In-Person and Virtual Hearings
TO: Court Stakeholders FROM: Honorable Gary B. Bashor, Presiding DATE: August 17, 2021 RE: In-Person and Virtual Hearings Since the beginning of this pandemic, the Court has worked diligently to make decisions that emphasized the safety of everyone involved. Whether it be the enhanced cleaning protocols, social distancing requirements or the wearin...
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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
 
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