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Clark County Superior Court announces more cancellations, modifications

After announcing scaled-back services Monday, the Clark County Superior Court bench met again Tuesday to further discuss its ongoing response to COVID-19.

Beginning today, all criminal dockets in adult and juvenile court, except for in-custody first appearances, are continued until after April 24. Individual judges will consider written requests to hear other matters outside a docket on a case-by-case basis.

Out-of-custody defendants and respondents who are scheduled to appear on a summons between now and April 24 are not required to appear. No bench warrants will be issued during this time frame.

All criminal and civil jury trials, not already in progress, are continued until at least April 27. All criminal, civil and family law bench trials are canceled.

Jurors summoned between March 16 and April 24 are excused from service. Anyone wishing to reschedule jury service to a later date should call Jury Administration at 564-397-2049.

Therapeutic specialty courts, such as Adult Drug Court, Family Treatment Court and Juvenile Recovery Court, will continue.

All family law dockets, including commissioner show cause, modification, pro se and child support are canceled through April 24. The judges’ Wednesday and Friday morning dockets are also canceled. Requests to hear a matter outside of a docket will be considered for issues, such as temporary restraining orders, child safety concerns and financial concerns.

All civil, guardianship/probation and dependency dockets are canceled through April 24. Special hearings requested to be heard outside a docket will be considered for certain issues.

Unlawful detainer dockets are canceled.

Daily ex parte at 1 p.m. will remain open for agreed and emergency orders.

All settlement conferences scheduled between now and April 27 are canceled.

For more on the modifications and cancellations visit, www.clark.wa.gov/superior-court.

This story will be updated.


Source: https://www.columbian.com

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