Benton & Franklin Counties Superior Court
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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.

 

 

FINAL IMPLEMENTATION OF WEBEX EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 15, 2020.  WebEx has been fully implemented in all courtrooms in both counties as of September 15, 2020, except Benton County Courtrooms D and F.  You may connect via WebEx using the instructions and links below.

 

Live Streaming for Non-Participants: Non-Participants can view WebEx courtroom proceedings via live streaming.  Click HERE to connect via Live Streaming.

 

 

Participation via WebEx Courtrooms:  Benton County Courtrooms A, B, C, D, E and F; Franklin County Courtrooms 1, 2 and 3; and Benton Franklin Juvenile Justice Courtroom 1:  To view instruction and links to connect via WebEx, click HERE.

 

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

 

Instructions for attorneys and litigants regarding courtroom decorum and participation

 

WebEx Audio Troubleshooting

 

Click HERE to view the Courts’ general calendars.

Comparecencias de la corte virtual

De conformidad con la Orden No. 25700-B-628 de la Corte Suprema del Estado de Washington, fechada el 29 de mayo de 2020 (Tercera Orden enmendada y ampliada relativa a las operaciones del Tribunal), el Tribunal Superior de los Condados de Benton y Franklin están reabriendo la mayoría de los procedimientos para los casos judiciales, en los que los abogados y los litigantes pueden asistir por teléfono, videoconferencia o en persona (siempre que se sigan los protocolos adecuados de la sana distancia). Para obtener detalles sobre los procesos de los distintos tipos de casos, por favor vea las Órdenes de Emergencia, haciendo clic AQUÍ.  La orden de la Corte Suprema no permite los juicios con jurado.

 

Salas de corte de WebEx:  Salas de Tribunales del Condado de Benton A, B,C, D, E, y F, Salas de Tribunales del Condado de Franklin 1, 2 y 3 y Sala de Tribunales de Jueces Juveniles de Benton Franklin 1:  Para ver instrucciones y enlaces para conectarse a través de WebEx, haga clic AQUI.

 

Los expedientes finales publicados por los secretarios también detallan la plataforma de acceso y la información de acceso.

 

July 21, 2021

Superior Court Statement On Gradual Transition To In Person Appearances In Court

The Superior Court has indicated in its most recent masking order that in criminal proceedings there is a general presumption of personal appearance.  Specifying a presumption in criminal matters is necessary to recognize the unique requirements of identity and presence for some criminal hearings.  While the Court wants parties and counsel to start moving more toward in person appearances generally as we re-open, we recognize that this is a process that takes time, and that the Supreme Court’s Emergency Orders are still in effect allowing remote appearances where appropriate.  Some counsel and/or their families have health concerns that make it appropriate to continue to appear remotely, as do some litigants.  If Counsel, or a party has a reason to continue to appear remotely on any docket, and does not wish to state it on the record, they may contact Court Administration so that it can be communicated to the bench.

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.

Effective September 1, 2021 - 2021 Superior Court

Local Court Rules  

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Ex Parte

Important Notice

 Click HERE for a description of the Ex Parte process.

Holiday Schedule

The Courts will be closed for Independence Day on Monday, July 5, 2021. 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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