Presiding Judge, Judge Scott A. Collier
Court Administrator, Jessica Gurley
UPDATE FROM THE COURT REGARDING NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESPONSE ACTIVITIES (Updated March 26, 2020)
Clark County Superior Court is committed to protecting the safety and security of our community while performing our Constitutional duties.
Beginning March 18, 2020:
- All jury trials will be suspended through April 24, 2020.
- All criminal jury trials and civil jury trials are continued until at least April 27, 2020.
- Jurors summoned between March 16 and April 24 are excused from service.
- All criminal, civil and family law bench trials are canceled.
- All adult and juvenile in custody criminal defendants/respondents hearings except for first appearances are stricken through April 24, 2020.
- All adult and juvenile out of custody criminal defendants/respondents hearings are stricken through April 24, 2020.
- All family law dockets; including the Commissioner show cause dockets, modification dockets, pro se dockets, child support dockets, Judge’s Wednesday and Friday morning docket; ARY/CHINs, dependency dockets, civil docket, and guardianship dockets are canceled through April 24, 2020.
FOR SPECIAL SET HEARINGS:
If a hearing would have previously been on a commissioner's docket, contact Rebecca Wittenborn (email@example.com) to schedule a special set hearing.
If a hearing would have previously been on a judge's docket, contact the appropriate department's judicial assistant via email to schedule a special set hearing.
General Order 20-06 Revised Emergency Order
Updated! General Order 20-07 Emergency Docket Rule
General Order 20-08 Emergency Criminal Special Set Rule
General Order 20-09 Emergency Amendment to LCR 40
General Order 20-10 Emergency Civil Protection Order Rule
Beginning March 24, 2020, all in-person Tuesday, Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO) and Thursday, non-DVPO dockets have ben CANCELED. (Click here to read the full General Order)
General Order 20-11 Emergency Ex Parte Rule
Beginning March 24, 2020, all attorneys and self-represented litigants must submit ex parte orders to the Clark County Clerk's Office by 11:00 a.m. to be reviewed by a judicial officer the same day. (Click here to read the full General Order)
"To serve the public by administering justice and resolving disputes under the law, thereby protecting the rights and liberties guaranteed by the constitutions of the State of Washington and the United States."
New General Order 20-04 Timelines for Revisions of a Commissioner's Order
Effective April 1, 2020
The timelines for Motions for Revisions of a Commissioner's Order will change from 21 days to 24 days.
(b) The party seeking revision of a Commissioner's order shall schedule the motion for hearing on the assigned Family Law Judge's Motion Docket. The motion shall be scheduled and heard by the assigned Judge within 24 days of entry of the Commissioner's order. (Click here to read the full Rule)
New General Order 20-03 Mandatory Settlement Conferences
Effective March 1, 2020:
Except in cases meeting the requirements for an accelerated setting (see approved Notice to Set for Trial Family Law Court), the parties in all cases involving original petitions for dissolution of marriage, legal separation, annulment, dissolution of a committed intimate relationship, and for a parenting plan and/or residential schedule, shall participate in either a judicial settlement conference or a good faith mediation conducted by an independent, neutral and trained mediator.
Effective February 10, 2020, all Plaintiffs initiating an unlawful detainer action for tenancies governed by the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act (RCW 59.18) are required to e-mail the case number and best known contact information for the tenant/defendant to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon following date that the show cause order was entered. Certification that tenant contact information was timely e-mailed to the Evans School e-mail address shall be filed with the court on or before the date of the show cause hearing. (Click here to read the full general order.)
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