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

Self Representation

Criminal litigants who qualify will be appointed an attorney to represent them at their first court appearance if they cannot afford an attorney. Further Information is available from the Office of Public Defense

Many of our citizens cannot afford an attorney or simply choose to represent themselves. The Court is intent on providing access to the court for all citizens, and this page includes links to resources that may be of assistance to you.

Some Useful Links for Litigants Representing Themselves:

 

You must be familiar with Benton Franklin Counties Superior Court Local Rules and use certain local forms.  Click the link here to access Information and Forms by Case Type.

Ex Parte

Important Notice

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.

Arbitrator Eligibility

Important Notice

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

Building A

Kennewick, WA 99336

509-736-3071

 

Importance Notice

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.

         DISCLAIMER

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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