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 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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