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.
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.
Superior Court Administration Benton County Justice Center
7122 W Okanogan Pl
Kennewick, WA 99336
The Courts will be closed for Labor Day on monday, Septmeber 3, 2018.
Please refer to Court Holiday Schedule to see changes to regular calendar.
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