Presiding Judge, Judge Scott A. Collier
Court Administrator, Jessica Gurley
"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."
For the following separate Pro Tempore lists:
- Juvenile Criminal calendars
- Domestic Relations calendars
- Truancy/CHINS/ARY calendars
- Guardianship/Probate calendars
- Dependency calendars
All applications must be postmarked by Friday, February 21, 2020
Notice of schedule change: Morning Criminal Docket (effective February 3, 2020)
- Beginning on February 3, 2020, the start time of the morning Criminal Docket will be 8:30 a.m.
The docket will proceed as follows:
8:30-9:00 a.m.: Out of Custody Criminal Matters
9:00-10:00 a.m.: In Custody Criminal Matters
9:30 a.m.: First Appearances
Notice of schedule change: Dependency Trial Schedule (effective January 13, 2020)
- Monday 9:00 a.m. Dependency Trials docket is moving to Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. Hearings will be held at the Family Law Annex, Courtroom 1. The first Wednesday afternoon Dependency Trial docket will be held on January 15, 2020.
Notice of schedule change: non-DV Protection Order Docket (effective January 6, 2020)
Non-DV cases will be heard on Thursday mornings @ 9:00 a.m. Hearings will be held in the Superior Courthouse. Please check the scroller and/or courthouse signs for specific location. All non-DV cases previously set in January 2020 will take place as scheduled. The first non-DV Protection Order docket will be held on January 9, 2020.
New General Orders and Local Court Rules
Per Sec. 117(9), ch. 415, Washington State Laws of 2019, Clark County is one of four counties participating in an eviction study being administered by the University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy and Governance (Evans School).
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.)
New General Order 20-01 Sealing of Supporting Documents in Emancipation Petitions
Pursuant to RCW 13.64.020(1)(b) and (e) and GR 15 (Destruction, Sealing, and Redaction of Court Records), Clark County Superior Court hereby orders that certified copies of birth certificates and supporting financial information in determining emancipation matters shall be kept confidential by the Superior Court Clerk's Office. Access to this information shall be limited to the Clerk and Superior Court employees in the performance of their duties.
New General Order 19-08 Trial Exhibit Numbering:
Unless otherwise designated in a written order by the court, the plaintiff's/petitioner’s trial exhibits shall be consecutively numbered from 1 to 99 and the defendant’s/respondent’s trial exhibits shall be consecutively numbered from 100 to 199. If any party believes additional exhibit numbers are needed, that party shall timely notify the court and seek an order adjusting the numbering designation.
New General Order 19-06 Filing of Proposed Orders:
Proposed Orders shall be labeled accordingly in both the caption and the footer with the word "proposed". Only those proposed orders so labeled will be accepted for filing; the Clark County Clerk is authorized to reject any proposed orders that are not labeled accordingly. The only orders not labeled "proposed" that will be accepted for filing are those that have been executed by a judicial officer.
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