Omnibus Orders

 To: Cowlitz Criminal Bar Fr: Marilyn K. Haan, Assistant Presiding Judge Dt: October 08, 2020 Re: Omnibus Orders We have continuing large dockets on Thursday. So again, if you have an agreed Omnibus Order, please get it signed and to the Criminal Clerk NO LATER THAN 2 p.m. the Wednesday just prior to the applicable Thursday docket, to have the...
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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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Air Quality Delays Jury Trials

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Due to the on-going health hazards related to poor air quality in our region, the Superior Court Judges have decided to continue all jury trials for the week of September 14, 2020 to the week of September 21, 2020.The judges made this decision based on input from the local Department of Emergency Management Department and Public Health Officials. "...
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Judge Stephen Warning Retires

Today, August 28, 2020, at 1:10 PM , Judge Stephen Warning adjourned court sine die for the last time of his distinguished career, concluding 23 years and 8 months on the Cowlitz County Superior Court Bench. His final docket lasted approximately 10 minutes. At the conclusion of his docket, Judge Warning's spouse, Angie, assisted him with ...
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Jury Trials Delayed until August 10

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For Immediate Release July 21, 2020 SUPERIOR COURT JURY TRIALS DELAYED UNTIL AUGUST 10, 2020 The Superior Court Judges in consultation with local public health officials have decided to delay the start of jury trials until at least August 10, 2020.Court staff have and will continue to do all they can to create the safest possible environment for ou...
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Virtual Court Notice Information

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Superior Court has moved to doing most all court matters by virtual connection via Zoom videoconferencing. Most pattern docket notices and orders to appear for court do not provide information about Zoom, and often are worded in such a way to command folks to show up at the Hall of Justice for their hearing. O...
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