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

Request an Interpreter

The Superior Court is committed to providing Equal Access to Justice for all persons in Benton and Franklin Counties, regardless of their native tongue. Acknowledging that persons who speak a language other than English require special consideration to ensure meaningful access to the courts, the Superior Court for Benton and Franklin Counties obtains interpreters to assist non-English speakers and hearing impaired individuals with court matters.


Scheduling an Interpreter


Parties and other participants asking for an interpreter should make a request in writing two weeks (never less than 5 working days) to Josee Saldua. It may take longer to get a certified interpreter in cases of less commonly spoken languages or for American Sign Language (ASL). In some cases an interpreter may be scheduled to interpret by phone for short matters. 


Other Resources:

Translated forms in Spanish from the State Court Administrator

RCW 2.42 - Interpreters in Legal Proceedings

RCW 2.43 - Interpreters for Non-English Speaking Persons

Washington AOC Certified Court Interpreters Web Page

Solicitar una Intérprete


El Tribunal Superior tiene el compromiso de ofrecer acceso a la justicia equitativo a todas las personas en los condados de Benton y Franklin, independientemente de su lengua nativa.  Reconociendo que las personas que hablan idioma que no es inglés requieren consideración especial para asegurar acceso significativo a los tribunales, la Corte Superior de los condados de Benton y Franklin obtienen intérpretes para ayudar a personas que no hablan inglés y las personas con deficiencias auditivas con asuntos judiciales.


Programar un Intérprete para Audiencia en la Corte


Partes y otros participantes que piden intérprete para audiencia en la corte deben hacer solicitud escrito dos semanas antes (nunca menos de 5 días judiciales) a Josee Saldua (Sra. Saldua no habla español).  Puede tomar más tiempo para conseguir intérprete certificado en los casos de las lenguas menos habladas o interprete de lengua de signos Americana (ASL).  En algunos casos, un intérprete puede ser programado para interpretar por teléfono para asuntos cortos.


Haga clic abajo para ver la lista completa de los intérpretes que son retenidos rutinariamente por el Tribunal de Justicia por los condados de Benton y Frankin.

Find an Interpreter

Click HERE to find an interpreter through the Administrative Office of the Courts

Language Access Plans

Click below to view the Benton County Superior Court Language Access Plan

Benton County Superior Court Language Access Plan
2021 Benton County LAP.pdf
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Click below to view the Franklin County Superior Court Language Access Plan

Franklin County Superior Court Language Access Plan
2021 Franklin County LAP.pdf
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Click below to view the Benton Franklin County Juvenile Court Language Access Plan

Benton & Franklin County Juvenile Language Access Plan
2021 Benton Franklin County Juvenile LA[...]
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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.

The Superior Court bench has made several amendments and additions to the Superior Court Local Court Rules  We encourage all to review and provide comments and/or feedback to the bench's anticipated amendements and additions via email to Tiffany Deaton  no later than June 28, 2021 at 5:00pm.

DRAFT 2021 Superior Court Local Court Rules - Updated 5/28/2021
DRAFT 2021 Local Court Rules 5.21.2021 -[...]
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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




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