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 Benton County Office of Public Defense or the Franklin County 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.
Court's Response to Coronavirus Pandemic
Click HERE for the latest information concerning the Court's response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Civil Presiding Judge
Benton Franklin Counties Superior Court no longer appoints a Civil Presiding Judge. Please refer to the Daily Schedule for the judge assigned to the individual Civil Dockets.
Click HERE for a description of the Ex Parte process.
Click HERE for information and attestation form.
Superior Court Administration Benton County Justice Center
7122 W Okanogan Pl
Kennewick, WA 99336
Anyone with suggestions for amendments to our Local Rules may submmit them to Tiffany Deaton at the above address or via email by clicking HERE.
The Courts will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, 2020.
Please refer to the Court Holiday Schedule to see changes to regular calendar.
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.