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

Virtual Court Appearances

Pursuant to the May 29, 2020 Washington State Supreme Court Order No. 25700-B-628 (Amended Third Revised and Extended Order Regarding Court Operations), the Benton Franklin Counties County Superior Court is reopening most dockets, where attorneys and litigants may attend via telephone, video conferencing or in person (so long as appropriate social distancing protocols are followed).   For details regarding the processes for the various case types, please see Emergency Orders by clicking HERE.  The Supreme Court order does not allow jury trials.

 

TRANSITIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF WEBEX EFFECTIVE JUNE 29, 2020.  WebEx has not yet been fully implemented in all courtrooms in both counties.  It is presently implemented in Benton County Courtrooms B and E, Franklin County Courtroom 1 and Benton Franklin Juvenile Justice Courtroom 1. You may connect via WebEx or by telephone using the instructions and links below.

 

 

WebEx Courtrooms:  Benton County Courtrooms B and E, Franklin County Courtroom 1 and Benton Franklin Juvenile Justice Courtroom 1:  To view instruction and links to connect via WebEx, click HERE.

 

Telephone Conference Call Courtrooms:  Benton County Courtrooms A, C, D and F, and Franklin County Courtrooms 1 and 2:  To view instruction and links to connect via telephone conference calls, click HERE.

 

The final dockets published by the clerks also detail the access platform and access information.  

 

The court is working on deploying WebEx in all courtrooms in both counties and will immediately update this page as deployment occurs.

 

Instructions for attorneys and litigants regarding courtroom decorum and participation

 

WebEx Audio Troubleshooting

 

Click HERE to view the Courts’ general calendars.

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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