Guardian ad Litem Registry

​RCW 26.12.175 is the Washington State law that governs appointment of guardians ad litem in domestic relations proceedings.RCW 26.12.175(1)(a) provides that, "The court may appoint a guardian ad litem to represent the interests of a minor or dependent child when the court believes the appointment of a guardian ad litem is necessary to protect the ...
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Judge Anne Cruser appointed to Court of Appeals

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Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of Judge Anne Cruser to the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division II. She replaces Judge Jill Johanson who is retiring at the end of the month. Inslee named Cruser to the Cowlitz County Superior Court in 2017. Prior to that appointment, she was a supervising attorney for the Appellate Division a...
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Tierra Busby named Court Commissioner to Replace Dennis Maher

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​Gary B. BashorSuperior Court Judge, Presiding Chad ConnorsSuperior Court Administrator The Superior Court Judges are pleased to announce that Tierra Busby has been selected to replace Dennis Maher as a part-time court commissioner with the Cowlitz County Superior Court bench.Ms. Busby's appointment will be effective February 4, 2019. Ms. Busb...
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The Language We Use About Addiction Matters

​Some thought provoking tips from the National Council for Behavioral Health - https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/topics/addictions/#
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Presiding Judge for 2019-20 Announced

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​Chad ConnorsSuperior Court Administrator312 SW First Avenue, Kelso WA 98626360-577-3085 Every two years, the Superior Court Judges select a presiding judge and assistant presiding judge.For the past two terms, Judge Michael Evans has served as the presiding judge and Judge Gary Bashor has served as the assistant presiding judge. During this u...
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Notice of Disqualification

For many years parties were permitted to file an Affidavit of Prejudice in a pending case, which disqualified a particular judge from hearing a case.Last year, the Legislature amended the controlling statute and also gave the tool a new name – Notice of Disqualification. Since that time, there has been some confusion and a lack of clarity regarding...
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