Benton Franklin Counties Superior Court has equipment available for use in the courtroom:
Benton County: DVD players, projectors, 24" monitor, carts, easels and projection screens.
Franklin County: All-in-one multi-media cart with computer, DVD player and projector, easels and projection screen. In addition, Courtroom 1 is equipped with two 85-inch monitors that connect to laptops via wifi. Litigants can project documents, PowerPoints, videos and audio recordings wirelessly from their laptops. The system also has video conferencing capabilites. Ther is also a 50-inch monitor with DVD p[layer, mounted on a movable stand.
You are free to use this equipment. However, you must know how it works before you intend to use it. Do not assume that your video media will play in our systems. Try it out ahead of time. You may make an appointment with our Court Administration staff to try out what we have before trial. In Franklin Couny, IT staff must set up the multi-media cart. In Benton County, staff is generally not available during trial to assist you with the operation of this equipment.
You are free to use your own equipment, subject to regulation by the trial judge to avoid interference with the trial process. Know how your own equipment works. Try it out ahead of time. Electronic presentations can be highly persuasive. Fumbling ineffectively with electronic equipment tends to make an attorney appear unprepared and unprofessional. It also wastes juror time.
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
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.
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