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  • 11/30/2022 11:35 AM | Luigi Colombo (Administrator)

    Attached is a copy of the report for 2022 SCBA's Annual Business Meeting:

    2022 ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING - report.pdf


    BAR EXECUTIVE & COMMITTEE CHAIR VACANCIES:

    The Skagit County Bar Association is looking for volunteers to fill the roles of Vice President or Events Committee Chair for 2023. In order to keep the Bar Association active and holding events for our members, we need to fill these positions before January of 2023. Please reach out directly if you are willing to volunteer to serve in one of the roles. We appreciate your commitment to keeping the Bar Association active!

    CLOTHING DONATIONS NEEDED

    Skagit Legal Aid is requesting donations of men’s clothing for the Farmworkers’ Center – particularly sizes small and medium. Please drop off your donations between 12-6pm on December 6, 2022 at 2727 East College Way in Mount Vernon.

  • 09/01/2022 12:19 PM | Luigi Colombo (Administrator)

    Please see the attached memorandum regarding changes to 3.5 hearings in the District and Municipal courts of Anacortes, Burlington and Mount Vernon.

    Memorandum - 3.5 Hearing Calendar.pdf

  • 03/16/2022 2:36 PM | Luigi Colombo (Administrator)

    Due to the Judicial Spring Conference, Skagit County Superior Court Calendars for the Week of April 25, 2022, are as follows:

    No Jury or Bench Trials the week of April 25.

    Monday, April 25: No Morning Calendars. Afternoon Calendars will proceed as normal.

    Tuesday, April 26:  Criminal Rightings will be by video at 10:30am in Superior Court.  The exparte calendar will be at 1:15pm in Superior Court.  An “emergency only” Shelter Care Calendar will be available if needed.  No Dependency, Criminal Arraignments, Domestic Violence/SAPO/VAPO, or Family Recovery Court Calendars.

    Wednesday, April 27:  No Morning Calendars.  Afternoon Calendars will proceed as normal. 

    Thursday, April 28:  No Morning Calendars.  There will be a Domestic Motions Calendar added at 1:30pm.  Afternoon Calendars will proceed as normal. 

    Friday, April 29 – No Morning Calendars.  Afternoon Calendars will proceed as normal. 

    ITA hearings will be held as usual on April 26th, April 27th, and April 29th.

  • 03/12/2022 11:49 AM | Luigi Colombo (Administrator)

    Attached is a copy of Skagit County Superior Court Emergency Administrative Order 22-3.

    Emergency Administrative Order 22-3.pdf

  • 02/03/2022 10:36 PM | Luigi Colombo (Administrator)

    Please see attached Skagit County District and Municipal Court's Administrative Order 22-02.

    Administrative Order 22-2.pdf

  • 01/31/2022 9:09 AM | Luigi Colombo (Administrator)

    Please see attached Skagit County Superior Court Emergency Administrative Order 22-02.

    Emergency Administrative Order 22-2.pdf

  • 01/05/2022 12:53 PM | Luigi Colombo (Administrator)

    Please see attached Skagit County District and Municipal Courts Administrative Order 22-01.

    Administrative Order 22-1.pdf

  • 01/03/2022 9:21 PM | Luigi Colombo (Administrator)

    Please see attached Skagit County Superior Court's Emergency Order Suspending Jury Trials Through February 4.

    Emergency Administrative Order 22-01.pdf

  • 10/13/2021 5:23 PM | Luigi Colombo (Administrator)

    Attached is the Addendum to Administrative Order 21-11 for Skagit County District Court along with Waiver of Physical Appearance needed for virtual guilty pleas.

    Administrative Order 21-11 Addendum.pdf

    Waiver of Physical Appearance.doc

  • 08/26/2021 3:24 PM | Luigi Colombo (Administrator)

    Skagit County Superior Court
    Emergency Administrative Order 21-5


    In light of the recent significant resurgence in COVID-19, including some exposures within the legal community, jury trials will be suspended until September 27, 2021. The judges do not take this decision lightly, but the current uptick in transmission is higher than at any prior point in the pandemic. This is a decision being made to protect the safety of everyone in the courtroom environment.

    We would like to reiterate the court’s strong preference for appearances to be remote unless absolutely necessary, as detailed in Administrative Order 21-4. In recent months, the ex parte calendar and some others have become particularly crowded. Unless you or your client do not have access to technology allowing remote appearances, the appearance must take place over Zoom. We will be strictly enforcing these measures, including distancing. We also want to remind everyone that regardless of the hearing type, anyone with a potential exposure or symptoms of COVID-19 is ordered to not appear in the courthouse. Please make sure you are having those conversations with your clients prior to any expected court appearances.

    Thank you for your patience with this ever-changing environment. We are hopeful that the community will return to safer levels of transmission so we can resume the important work of jury trials.

    Judge Laura Riquelme

    Presiding Judge


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