SCBA News

  • 07/16/2020 11:32 AM | Luigi Colombo (Administrator)

    Skagit County Superior Court is moving to a different platform for phone and video hearings beginning Monday, July 20, 2020.  Zoom will allow for better attorney-client confidentiality and is already in use for our bench trials.  General account access information to our regular calendars is attached.  Importantly, the attached is a general guideline as to the case types the accounts will be used for.  These are subject to change so please review the Daily Calendar on our webpage the morning of your scheduled hearing to view the account connection information for your hearing.   More information about our bench trial protocols and procedures, related forms, and answers to frequently asked questions with connecting to video court are available on our website: SkagitCounty.net/Departments/SuperiorCourt   

    If you or your clients and witnesses would like to familiarize yourselves with Zoom beforehand, here are a few resources that may be helpful:

    Detailed instructions on how to join a Zoom meeting are available here.

    Zoom Download Center

    Joining a test Zoom meeting here


    Zoom Accounts Calendar Information.pdf

    Lisa West, Administrator

    Skagit County Superior and Juvenile Courts

    Superior Court:  360-416-1206

    Juvenile Court:  360-416-1225


  • 07/15/2020 9:55 AM | Luigi Colombo (Administrator)

    While the law library is closed to the public due to COVID-19, the law library collection is being inventoried. Circulation (check-out) of any and all Skagit County Law Library items is suspended until further notice. Limited Westlaw access is currently available through a portal on the library’s website: https://skagitcounty.net/Departments/LawLibrary/

    If you have any law library materials in your possession, please arrange to return those materials immediately by emailing lawlibrary@co.skagit.wa.us

    NOTE: Members of the bar who have after-hours access to the law library through the card key system may NOT use the library at this time. If you are having difficulty accessing needed resources through Westlaw as described above, you are welcome to email lawlibrary@co.skagit.wa.us for remote assistance, if available.

  • 07/01/2020 4:17 PM | Luigi Colombo (Administrator)

    See attached Administrative Order from Sedro Woolley Municipla Court

    Administrative Order 20-5 SWMC.pdf

  • 06/25/2020 9:06 AM | Luigi Colombo (Administrator)

    WSBA Local Hero

    Heather Webb

    We have been informed that Ms. Heather Webb, Managing Attorney of the Burlington office of GLP Attorneys P.S., Inc. and Skagit County Bar President has been selected as a WSBA Local Hero.  The presentation of the award will be at the Board of Governor’s meeting this Friday June 26 at 8:50 AM.  The meeting is being held virtually.  A copy of the notice and invitation we received from the WSBA is set forth below.  The Executive Committee of your Skagit County Bar Association thinks that it would be great for as many Skagit Attorneys as possible to sign on for the brief virtual award presentation.


    “Thank you for selecting two fantastic Local Heroes - Heather Powell from Whatcom County and Heather Webb from Skagit County - to receive WSBA Local Hero Awards! We had hoped to host you at the June Board of Governors meeting in Bellingham, however the COVID-19 situation has made it impossible to have an in-person meeting.  The board will still meet virtually, and we hope that you might join in for the presentation of the Local Hero Awards. President Rajeev Majumdar will speak about the Local Heroes at 8:50 AM on Friday, June 26, and he plans to host an in-person presentation of the awards when we can all meet again.


    Here (below) are the instructions on how to participate, or you can find the information on the WSBA website: 
    https://www.wsba.org/about-wsba/who-we-are/board-of-governors.”


    Congratulations Heather!

    A well-deserved honor!

  • 06/22/2020 10:45 AM | Luigi Colombo (Administrator)

    Attached is the introduction of Andrew Dugan, the new Program Manager for Skagit Volunteer Lawyer Program.

    New VLP Program Manager, Andrew Dugan.pdf

  • 06/15/2020 9:47 PM | Luigi Colombo (Administrator)

    Attached is Skagit County Superior Court's most recent emergency order. This comprehensive order provides guidance and direction regarding hearings, calendars and updated processes.

    Please pay attention to page 5 of the order that outlines the Court Masking and Social Distancing Policy. Additionally, a new email address for proposed civil and domestic orders can be found on page 8: ProposedOrders@co.skagit.wa.us. Lastly, there is a calendar template on pages 11 & 12 that we hope will help with understanding the new schedule.


  • 06/03/2020 10:53 AM | Luigi Colombo (Administrator)

    Members of the bar,

    It's that time of year for courts to consider and submit changes to local rules. Please submit any proposed changes to Superior Court's local rules to Lisa West by June 15th.

    The Superior Court bench proposes the attached rule regarding the Torrens Act. This rule is not intended to substitute for the normal process used outside of RCW 65.12 Additionally, Superior Court has received a proposed rule regarding unlawful detainers. Both are attached.

    The judges will consider any comments or suggested changes that are sent to Lisa West by June 15th: lisaw@co.skagit.wa.us

    Best Regards,

    Skagit County Superior Court Bench

    Torrens rules.pdf

    Proposed Rule Change.pdf

  • 06/02/2020 4:58 PM | Luigi Colombo (Administrator)

    Please see the attached Emergency Order 20-7. This Order extends operations through June 15th and includes minor adjustments. The Criminal Calendar start time at the Skagit County Jail will now begin at 1:30 PM Mon-Friday.

    Superior Court Emergency Order 20-7.pdf

  • 05/11/2020 7:12 AM | Luigi Colombo (Administrator)

    Please see the attached Administrative Order 20-4 for the District Court and Municipal Courts of Anacortes, Burlington and Mount Vernon.

    Administrative Order 20-4.pdf

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PO Box 57, Mount Vernon WA 98273

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