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

Interpreters

The Superior Court is committed to providing Equal Access to Justice for all persons in Benton and Franklin Counties, regardless of their native tongue. Acknowledging that persons who speak a language other than English require special consideration to ensure meaningful access to the courts, the Superior Court for Benton and Franklin Counties obtains interpreters to assist non-English speakers and hearing impaired individuals with court matters.

 

Scheduling an Interpreter

 

Parties and other participants asking for an interpreter should make a request in writing two weeks (never less than 5 working days) to Tiffany Deaton. It may take longer to get a certified interpreter in cases of less commonly spoken languages or for American Sign Language (ASL). In some cases an interpreter may be scheduled to interpret by phone for short matters. 

 

Other Resources:

Translated forms in Spanish from the State Court Administrator

RCW 2.42 - Interpreters in Legal Proceedings

RCW 2.43 - Interpreters for Non-English Speaking Persons

Washington AOC Certified Court Interpreters Web Page

Intérpretes

 

El Tribunal Superior tiene el compromiso de ofrecer acceso a la justicia equitativo a todas las personas en los condados de Benton y Franklin, independientemente de su lengua nativa.  Reconociendo que las personas que hablan idioma que no es inglés requieren consideración especial para asegurar acceso significativo a los tribunales, la Corte Superior de los condados de Benton y Franklin obtienen intérpretes para ayudar a personas que no hablan inglés y las personas con deficiencias auditivas con asuntos judiciales.

 

Programar un Intérprete para Audiencia en la Corte

 

Partes y otros participantes que piden intérprete para audiencia en la corte deben hacer solicitud escrito dos semanas antes (nunca menos de 5 días judiciales) a Tiffany Deaton (Sra. Deaton no habla español).  Puede tomar más tiempo para conseguir intérprete certificado en los casos de las lenguas menos habladas o interprete de lengua de signos Americana (ASL).  En algunos casos, un intérprete puede ser programado para interpretar por teléfono para asuntos cortos.

 

Haga clic abajo para ver la lista completa de los intérpretes que son retenidos rutinariamente por el Tribunal de Justicia por los condados de Benton y Frankin.

Find an Interpreter

Click HERE to find an interpreter through the Administrative Office of the Courts

Request an Interpreter

Click below to obtain a Request for Interpreter Services form

Request for Interpreter Services form
Request for Interpreter Services 051018.[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [29.8 KB]

Language Access Plans

Click below to view the Benton County Superior Court Language Access Plan

Benton County Superior Court Language Access Plan
BCSC LAP 042718.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [875.6 KB]

Click below to view the Franklin County Superior Court Language Access Plan

Franklin County Superior Court Language Access Plan
FCSC LAP 042718.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [869.8 KB]

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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