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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Superior Court Is Changing How We Distribute our Daily Schedule

Superior Court Is Changing How We Distribute our Daily Schedule
​Effective April 1, 2016 As of April 1, 2016, we will no longer send out our daily courtroom schedule as in the past. We are moving to a subscription model through our website. Due to technical issues, we cannot simply import existing recipients into the new system. If you wish to continue receiving the daily schedule via e-mail, please go to:...
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Judicial Conference Court Schedule Announced

Judicial Conference Court Schedule Announced
Monday, April 18, 2016 through Wednesday, April 20, 2016 is Spring Judicial Conference.Per past practices, there will not be any trials or dockets (except for criminal first appearances and protection order hearings) scheduled for these days.The following is the schedule for conference week: Monday:11:30 am Juvenile Detention Hearings; 1:00 pm Crim...
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Subscription to Updates now Available!

Subscription to Updates now Available!
We have added subscription services to our website! You can now subscribe to our news blog, updates to our forms and our daily courtroom schedule updates delivered straight to your mailbox! There is no cost to the service, and it will help us keep you informed when we make changes or updates! We have broken up the various updates into three (curren...
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