As of April 24, 2017 we are experiencing a new round of emailed jury scam notices. The email seems to be sent from the U.S. Department of Justice, but please do not even open it. Delete it. Our office will not contact you by phone or email to summon you to jury duty or notify you that you missed jury duty. In Jefferson County we use a variety of small brightly colored postcards for the notices regarding jury service. These will come to you through the U.S. Postal Service.
So remember - anytime you get a phone call or an email regarding jury service, it is a hoax. Please call us if you have any questions at 360-385-9131.
Superior Court Hearings
The Superior Court hears and decides controversies and handles related hearings and proceedings covering both civil matters and criminal felonies. Criminal felony cases are those cases where the defendant could be sentenced to a state penitentiary.
Civil cases of the Superior Court include:
- Domestic relations
- Juvenile matters (both offender and dependency)
- Mental and alcohol petitions
- Probate matters
- Those brought on equitable grounds
- Those involving title to or possession of real property
- Those testing the legality of any tax
- Those where the controversy amounts to $300 or more (Statute now authorizes the district Court to decide cases involving up to $35,000; Small Claims Court has jurisdiction up to $2,500. Most Superior Court civil cases involve $10,000 or more)
Located in the Superior courtroom, the Law Library is a collection of law related publications and references available to officers of the court and general public, and serves the dual purpose of being the Judge's library reference.