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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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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Masks Still Required for Court Proceedings

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 In light of the Governor's and the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) new masking guidelines, the Superior Court will be reviewing the impacts this may have on Court Operations. In addition, this review will include Cowlitz County Public Health officials. Until such time as this review is complete and any potential changes in masking requirem...
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Memo suspending in-person Civil/Domestic trials

October 12, 2020 To:CWBA and other interested parties Memo suspending in-person Civil/Domestic trials From: Presiding Judge Gary Bashor Some months back, we had optimistically hoped we would have the COVID-19 situation more under control, and started scheduling some limited in-person civil and domestic trials. Unfortunately, the situation we face t...
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COVID-19 Emergency Order 4-A, Modified

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After further review of the ongoing increases in the percentage of positive COVID-19 cases being reported by the County, the Court has determined that moving forward with in-person hearings for Superior and Juvenile Court is not advisable at this time. Effective immediately, we will be cancelling all currently set in person dockets. Accompanying th...
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Press Release - COVID 19

 Cowlitz County Superior Court understands many people are concerned about the COVID-19 virus. We are working to make good decisions that protect the public and staff and afford access to the court.We will continue to follow guidance from the Cowlitz County Health Department to help protect people's health. In light of the most recent order by...
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