Below you will find the link for the current Title 11 (Guardianship) GAL Registry. The Title 11.88 GAL Registry is provided for reference only; do not present on order appointing a GAL on a guardianship case prior to contacting Court Administration. Also, please note that GALs must be listed on this registry in order to accept cases in Benton and Franklin Counties.
Per RCW 11.88.090 and Local Guardian Ad Litem Rule 5, Title 11 GAL appointments from the Guardianship registry are made on a rotational basis. Title 11 GALs are listed in alphabetical order and appointments are made in that order. If you need a Title 11 GAL, please contact the GAL Registry Manager at 509-736-3071 for a list of names of the next three GALs. You are then responsible for contacting the GALs in the order provided, securing a GAL and informing Court Administration of who accepted the case.
Click “FAQ – How Do I Get a Title 11 GAL Appointed” for more information.
For a current list of Title 11 Guardians ad Litem click BELOW.
For information about a GAL's experience and qualifications, click on the name below.
Settlement GALs are not required to be GALs from our Registry or appointed by Court Administration in a certain rotation. Any attorney with the requisite knowledge and experience can be appointed as a settlement GAL.
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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