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.
Guardians ad Litem may scroll to the bottom of this page for payment instructions and county pay forms.
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.
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
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.