Plain Language Family Law Forms Required July 1, 2016

Plain Language Family Law Forms Required July 1, 2016
​As of July 1, 2016, all family law cases filed in Washington State are required to use plain language forms published by the Administrative Office of the Courts, Pattern Forms Committee. Full details on the transition to the new forms can be found HERE. The links to all of the new Plain Language Forms can be found HERE. Cowlitz County Superio...
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JURY APPRECIATION WEEK MAY 9-13, 2016

JURY APPRECIATION WEEK  MAY 9-13, 2016
For Additional Information Please Contact:Honorable Marilyn K. Haan, Superior Court Judge(360) 577-3085Honorable David Koss, District Court Judge(360) 577-3073Chad Connors, Superior Court Administrator(360)577-3085Dee Wirkkala, District Court Administrator(360) 577-3073 The Superior and District Courts Judges of Cowlitz County are pleased to announ...
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Attorney Fee Rate Established

Attorney Fee Rate Established
To: Guardianship Attorneys and Guardian ad Litems From: Michael H. Evans, Presiding Judge Date: March 29, 2016 Re: Hourly Rate for Attorneys Appointed to Represent Alleged Incapacitated Persons Please be advised that effective March 29, 2016, the Superior Court will compensate attorneys who the Court has appointed to represent alleged incapacitated...
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Updated Eviction Summons Policy

Updated Eviction Summons Policy
The Superior Court for Cowlitz County has reviewed concerns raised by Bar Association members related to the summons form set forth in RCW 59.18.363 which indicates a specific time of 5:00 p.m. as the deadline. It is presumed that time was chosen to align with the normal close of business. It creates a dilemma as the Cowlitz Clerk's office closed t...
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Family Law Plain Language Forms Required May 1, 2016

Family Law Plain Language Forms Required May 1, 2016
The Access to Justice Board's Pro Se Project has converted the mandatory domestic relations pattern forms into plain language. The final versions have been approved and are posted below for information only. These new plain language family law forms must be used in all family law cases starting May 1, 2016. The new family law forms are posted ...
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Case Processing Survey Available

Case Processing Survey Available
A little more than a year ago, Cowlitz County Superior Court implemented several significant case processing changes.Local court rules were changed.  A new trial readiness certificate and case scheduling order were designed and implemented; as well as the Ex Parte process was changed.In addition, we added civil priority weeks and added a dedic...
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