New hours for Court Administration. Court Administration (located in the Benton County Justice Center) hours have changed. Court Administration will be open from 8:00 am to noon, and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
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.
The process for ex parte has changed in both counties on a permanent basis. Click HERE for a description of the process.
Further, the Court requires that litigants submitting orders ex parte must attest to whether or not a notice of disqualification has been filed. Click HERE to view Judicial Resolution 17-002 and related form.
RCW 7.06.040 was amended changing eligibility requirements for arbitrators under the mandatory arbitration process. Click HERE for information and attestation form.
Superior Court Administration Benton County Justice Center
7122 W Okanogan Pl
Kennewick, WA 99336
There will be no Court proceedings on the afternoon of Septmeber 14, 2018 due to a judicial meeting. The Courts will be closed for Veterans Day on Monday, November 12, 2018.
Please refer to Court Holiday Schedule to see changes to regular calendar.
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