Benton & Franklin Counties Superior Court
  Benton & Franklin Counties Superior Court

Jury Duty

The judges of Benton Franklin Counties Superior Court understand and appreciate that jury duty can be inconvenient.  But, jurors are an indispensible part of our system of justice.  We are grateful for your willingness to serve as jurors.  We hope you will find the experience to be rewarding.  Thank you for doing your civic duty.

COVID-19 Virus Response and Jury Duty

The Benton Franklin Counties Superior Court Judges are committed to keeping jurors, attorneys, staff and all other court users safe while accessing our courtrooms.  Click HERE to review the guidelines we have implemented in conjunction with recommendations from the Washington State Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, and our local Benton Franklin Counties Health District.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Click HERE for answers to many questions regarding jury service, together with resources for jurors and employers.

Public Service Announcement

 

The Washington Pattern Jury Instruction Committee partnered with the BJA Public Trust and Confidence Committee to prepare a public service announcement concerning jury duty. Click on the following link to view the video:  Without You There Is No Justice.

Benton County Jury Duty

Franklin County Jury Duty

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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