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

Temporary Docket Procedures

While attempting to balance the need to return to normal operations against the safety of litigants and court personnel, we have developed temporary transitional processes for the various case types.  These processes, as modified from time to time based upon experience, will remain in place until normal operations can be implemented.  Please check this page frequently to keep abreast of the current processes. We welcome input from litigants as we go forward. 

 

Procedimientos temporales para las audiencias

Al tiempo que intentamos equilibrar la necesidad de volver a las operaciones normales con la seguridad de los litigantes y el personal de los tribunales en mente, hemos desarrollado procesos de transición temporales para los diversos tipos de casos.  Estos procesos, modificados de vez en cuando según la experiencia, permanecerán en su lugar hasta que se puedan llevar a cabo las operaciones regulares.  Por favor, visite esta página con frecuencia para mantenerse al día sobre los procesos actuales. Agradecemos las aportaciones de los litigantes a medida que vayamos avanzando.

Civil and Domestic Case Schedule Orders

Please note: All hearing established by Domestic and Civil case schedule orders are cancelled until further notice. These hearings include Status Conferences, Settlement Conferences, Pre-Trial Conferences, and Trials.  You will be notified by email or by mail, of your new court dates.  Please be sure to have an updated mailing address and/or email address on file with the Superior Court Clerks' offices

 

Ordenes de Programación de Casos Civiles y Domésticos

Tenga en cuenta: Todas las audiencias establecidas por las órdenes de calendario de casos nacionales y civiles se cancelan hasta nuevo aviso.  Estas audiencias incluyen Conferencias de Estatus, Conferencias de Conciliación, Conferencias Preliminares y Juicios.  Se le notificará por correo electrónico o por correo de sus nuevas fechas de la corte.  Por favor, asegúrese de tener una dirección postal actualizada y / o dirección de correo electrónico en el archivo en las oficinas del Secretario de la Corte Superior.

 

Virtual Court Appearances

Click HERE for links and information on appearing in court via WebEx or by telephone conferencing.

Apariencia de la Corte Virtual

 

Haga clic AQUI para obtener enlaces e información sobre cómo aparecer en la corte a través de WebEx o por conferencia telefónica.

 

Benton and Franklin Counties Jury Trials

Emergency Order #5 Re: Jury Trials for July -- Civil & Criminal, Effective June 19, 2020
Emergency Order 5 Re Jury Trials for Jul[...]
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Emergency Order #5A Re: Jury Trials for August -- Civil & Criminal Effective: July 15, 2020
Emergency Order 5A Re Jury Trials for Au[...]
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Benton and Franklin Counties Domestic Relations Matters

Emergency Order #4-01A Re Domestic Relations Matters, Effective July 30, 2020
Amended Emergency Order 4-01A Re Domesti[...]
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Appendix #1 - READ FIRST
READ FIRST.doc
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Appendix #2 - DEFICIENCY ORDER
Order of Deficiency on Court Review of P[...]
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Appendix #3 - INFORMATION re: FINAL ORDERS
Information Re FINAL ORDERS.doc
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Benton and Franklin Counties Dependency and Termination Matters

Emergency Order #4-02 Re Dependcy and Termination Matters
Emergency Order 4-02 Re Dependency Term[...]
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Addendum to Emergency Order #04-02-A re: Dependency and Termination Matters, Effective August 17, 2020
Addendum to Emergency Order 04-02-A re D[...]
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Dependency and Termination of Parental Rights Pre Trial Procedure
Dependency and Termination Pre Trial Pro[...]
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Juvenile Offender Pre Trial and Trial Procedure
Juvenile Offender Pre Trial and Trial Pr[...]
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Benton and Franklin Counties Criminal Matters

 

Emergency Order #5-03-C Re Criminal Matters
Emergency Order 05-03-C Re Criminal Dock[...]
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Emergency Order #5-03-A Re Criminal Matters
Emergency Order 05-03-A Criminal July 1,[...]
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Addendum to Emergency Order #05-03-A re: Criminal Matters, Effective August 10, 2020
Addendum to Emergency Order 05-03-A re C[...]
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Emergency Order #5-03 Re Criminal Matters
Emergency Order 5-03 Re Criminal Matters[...]
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Emergency Order #4-03-B Re Criminal Matters
Amended Emergency Order 4-03-B Re Crimin[...]
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Benton and Franklin Counties Civil (Non-DVP) and Guardianship/Probate Matters

Fourth Amended Emergency Order #4-04B Re Civil (Non-DVP) and Guardianship/Probate Matters
Fifth Amended Emergency Order 4-04C Re C[...]
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Appendix 1 - INITIAL ORDER
Civil Initial Order.doc
Microsoft Word document [37.5 KB]
Appendix 2 - DEFICIENCY ORDER
Civil Order of Deficiency on Court Revie[...]
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Appendix 3 - UNLAWFUL DETAINER APPENDIX
Unlawful Detainer Addendum.docx
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Court's Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

En respuesta a la nueva pandemia de coronavirus (o COVID-19), nuestros servicios estaran limitados

Click HERE for the latest information concerning the Court's response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Benton Franklin Counties Superior Court no longer appoints a Civil Presiding Judge.  Please refer to the Daily Schedule for the judge assigned to the individual Civil Dockets.

Ex Parte

Important Notice

 Click HERE for a description of the Ex Parte process.

Arbitrator Eligibility

Important Notice

Click HERE for information and attestation form.

Superior Court Administration Benton County Justice Center

7122 W Okanogan Pl

Building A

Kennewick, WA 99336

509-736-3071

 

Holiday Schedule

The Courts will be closed for  Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, 2020.

 

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

         DISCLAIMER

Due to the rapidly changing nature of the Court’s information on the internet pages, the Benton and Franklin Counties Superior Courts cannot insure 100% accuracy.  The data and links are provided for informational purposes only and may not have been updated on the date you view it.  The Courts assume no liability for any legal consequences arising out of any information on these pages.

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