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. 

 

Telephonic Appearances

 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, telephonic appearances are encouraged.  At the time of your hearing, you should call into the Courtroom assigned to your case.  Please mute your telephone and remain on the line until your case is called.  The telephone number, meeting number and access code for each courtroom is below.

 

If your telephone plays music while on hold, do not place the call on hold unless you disable that feature.

 

In addition, do not conference with your clients or the opposing party before you call the conference number.  All participants must separately call the conferencing numbers.  Otherwise, sound quality is greatly diminished.

 

 

COURTROOM

CALLER INFORMATION

 

Benton Courtroom A

 

Dial:  509-222-2310

Meeting No:  3228 #

Access Code:  3228 #

 

Benton Courtroom B

 

Dial:  509-222-2310

Meeting No:  3234 #

Access Code:  3234 #

 

Benton Courtroom C

 

Dial:  509-222-2310

Meeting No:  3233 #

Access Code:  3233 #

 

Benton Courtroom D

 

Dial:  509-222-2310

Meeting No:  3237 #

Access Code:  3237 #

 

Benton Courtroom E

 

Dial:  509-222-2310

Meeting No:  3191 #

Access Code:  3191 #

 

Benton Courtroom F

 

Dial:  509-222-2310

Meeting No:  3193 #

Access Code:  3193 #

 

Franklin Courtroom #1

 

Dial:  509-545-3555

Meeting No:  3845 #

Access Code:  3555 #

 

 

Franklin Courtroom #2

 

Dial:  509-545-3555

Meeting No:  3844 #

Access Code:  3555 #

 

 

Franklin Courtroom #3

Dial:  509-545-3555

Meeting No:  2993 #

Access Code:  3555 #

Benton and Franklin Counties Domestic Relations Matters

Emergency Order #4-01 Re Domestic Relations Matters
Emergency Order 4-01 re Domestic Relatio[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.3 MB]
Appendix #1 - READ FIRST
Read First.Confirmation.doc
Microsoft Word document [37.0 KB]
Appendix #2 - INITIAL ORDER
Initial order.docx
Microsoft Word document [19.7 KB]
Appendix $3 - DEFICIENCY ORDER
Order of Deficiency on Court Review of P[...]
Microsoft Word document [35.0 KB]

Benton and Franklin Counties Dependency and Termination Matters

Emergency Order #4-02 Re Dependcy and Termination Matters
Emergency Order 4-02 Re Dependency Term[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [209.5 KB]

Benton and Franklin Counties Criminal Matters

 

Emergency Order #4-03-B Re Criminal Matters
Amended Emergency Order 4-03-B Re Crimin[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [170.4 KB]

Benton and Franklin Counties Civil (Non-DVP) and Guardianship/Probate Matters

Third Amended Emergency Order #4-04A Re Civil (Non-DVP) and Guardianship/Probate Matters
Third Amended Emergency Order 4-04A Re C[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [280.6 KB]
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[...]
Microsoft Word document [37.0 KB]
Appendix 3 - UNLAWFUL DETAINER APPENDIX
Unlawful Detainer Addendum.docx
Microsoft Word document [18.7 KB]

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.

LOCAL COURT RULES - See Below Proposed Changes.  Please submit any questions or concerns to Tiffany Deaton.

DRAFT of Proposed Changes to Superior Court Local Court Rules
DRAFT 2020 Local Court Rules.doc
Microsoft Word document [675.0 KB]
DRAFT of Proposed changes to Superior Court Domestic Local Court Rules
DOMESTIC RELATIONS FAMILY LAW.docx
Microsoft Word document [101.6 KB]

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.

Civil Presiding Judge

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