Benton & Franklin Counties Superior Court
Benton & Franklin Counties Superior Court

News from Superior Court

Congratulations Franklin County Clerk and Staff.  Mike Killian, Franklin County Clerk and his staff successfully went live with the new statewide Case Management Software on Sunday, November 1, 2015.  Franklin County, as one of the three Early Adopter courts, joins Lewis, Yakima and Thurston counties as users of hte new system.  It is expected that all of these counties will work with the Administative Office of the Courts and Tyler Technologies to evaluate and refine the capabilities of the software.

Congratulations Jackie Shea-Brown.  Governor Jay Insleee anounced on October 5, 2015, that Jackie Shea-Brown will be the first person to occupy the seventh judge position in the Benton Franklin Counties Superior Court. She was sworn in on October 16, 2015.  

Civil Docket Change.  The Franklin County Civil Docket will be moving from Monday at 2:00 p.m. to Monday at 2:30 p.m. each week, beginning June 1, 2015.  

Probate/Guardianship Docket Change.  The Franklin County Probate/Guardianship Docket will be moving from Monday at 2:45 p.m. to Thursday at 11:00 a.m. each week, beginning June 1, 2015.  The Adoption Docket will remain on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. 

Probate/Guardianship Docket Change.  The Benton County Probate/Guardianship Docket will be moving from Friday at 8:30 a.m. to Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. each week, beginning July 1, 2015.  The Adoption Docket will remain on Fridays at 8:30 a.m. 

Jury Trials.  Effective February 1, 2015, all parties will be expected to be present and ready at 8:30 a.m. on the first day of the jury trial scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m., and at 1:00 p.m. on the first day of a jury trial scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. This will allow for any pre-trial management and/or motions that need to be conducted prior to jury selection.

Ex Parte

Important Notice

The Court has revised its process for ex parte.  Click HERE to view Judicial Resolution 17-002 and related form.

Superior Court Administration Benton County Justice Center

7122 W Okanogan Pl

Building A

Kennewick, WA 99336

509-736-3071

 

Importance Notice

Fall Judicial Meeting will be on Friday, September 15, 2017. There will not be any proceedings that afternoon.

 

Fall Judicial Confereence will be September 18 through 20, 2017. There will not be any trials that week.

 

Veteran's Day will be on Friday, November 10, 2017. 

 

Please refer to Court Holiday Schedule to see changes to regular calendar.

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