Benton & Franklin Counties Superior Court
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Local GAL Training Opportunities

Benton and Franklin Counties periodically sponsor GAL training courses.  The training courses are based off of a statewide curriculum and equivalent training may be offered by other Washington counties. The link below may help you locate another training. Washington Courts - GAL Information. Click on "Training Opportunities" for a listing of upcoming trainings throughout the state.  If there are no trainings listed, you may want to contact the counties directly to find out when they will be having their next training. King County will most likely be next to host a training. You can get contact information and a list of GAL Program Managers by clicking on "Registry Application Procedure" or the following link GAL Program Managers.

Title 11 GAL Trainings by Benton and Franklin Counties

 

There are currently no trainings scheduled.  Please contact the GAL Registry Manager below if you would like to be notified of local GAL trainings as they are scheduled.

 

(Julie Higuera (509) 736-3071 ext 3563 or email at:  julie.higuera@co.benton.wa.us)

 

 

 

Title 26 GAL Trainings by Benton and Franklin Counties

 

There are currenlty no trainings scheduled.  Please contact the GAL Registry Manager below if you would like to be notified of local GAL Trainings as they are scheduled.

 

(Julie Higuera (509) 736-3071 ext 3563 or email at:  julie.higuera@co.benton.wa.us) 

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  

2021 Benton & Franklin Counties Superior Court Local Court Rules
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Ex Parte

Important Notice

 Click HERE for a description of the Ex Parte process.

Holiday Schedule

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.

 

Arbitrator Eligibility

Important Notice

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

 

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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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