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

Dress Code

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

Tank tops

Revealing tops

Torn and soiled clothing

Flip flops

Hats

Sunglasses

 

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

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.

Ex Parte

Important Notice

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.

Arbitrator Eligibility

Important Notice

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

Building A

Kennewick, WA 99336

509-736-3071

 

Importance Notice

There will be no Court proceedings on the afternoon of Septmeber 14, 2018 due to a judicial meeting.  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.

         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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