Franklin County Status Conferences, Settlement Conferences and Trial Management Conferences
9:00 a.m to Noon
Franklin County Domestic Violence Calendar
Franklin County Civil Calendar
Franklin County Probate and Guardianship Calendar
Benton County Guardianship and Probate Calendar
Benton County Status Conferences
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Benton County Settlement Conferences and Trial Management Conferences
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Benton County Probate Calendar
Benton County Domestic Violence Calendar
Benton County Civil Calendar
Benton Franklin Counties Superior Court has adopted extensive Local Civil Rules in order to manage civil cases. Click HERE to view them.
In cases that are subject to Civil Case Schedule Orders (See, LCR 4(c) for a list of exempted cases), status conferences are scheduled in the Civil Case Schedule Order. The status conference will occur, and participation is mandatory for all attorneys and self-represented parties, unless cancelled as provided in LCR 4.1. A link to the form for cancelling and confirming status conferences is below.
The plaintiff or plaintiff's attorney is responsible for initiating the call for all parties.
The plaintiff or plaintiff's attorney must get all parties on the line and then call Court Administration. Call 509-736-3070. (Should you receive a voice mail message, please hang up and immediately call back to reach court staff. The court has only one conference call line and if two or more calls are received at the same time the voicemail feature is automatically activated.)
NOTICE: Parties are encouraged at any time to contact the Civil Case Manager to schedule a telephonic status conference to assist the parties in resolving case scheduling problems, including requests to change the trial date.
The Court has developed a form to be used when the tennant seeks to stay the enforcement of a writ of restitution by entering into a payment plan. It may be downloaded by clicking below.
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
Click HERE for a description of the Ex Parte process.
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.
Click HERE for information and attestation form.
Superior Court Administration Benton County Justice Center
7122 W Okanogan Pl
Kennewick, WA 99336
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