Every litigant and attorney appearing in Superior Court is expected to dress in a manner that shows respect for the court. Accordingly, the following are not allowed:
Shorts or cut-off pants
Torn and soiled clothing
Attorneys must dress in business attire: Men are expected to wear jackets and ties, with shirts buttoned to the top and ties cinched. Women may wear suitable business attire, including dresses, skirts or pants.
Electronic devices must be muted or turned off. No unauthorized photography, videography or audio recordings are allowed. No calls will be placed or received while in a courtroom. No text messaging is allowed in the courtroom. Devices used in violation of this policy will be confiscated.
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
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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