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

Technology in the Courtroom

Benton Franklin Counties Superior Court  has equipment available for use in the courtroom:  

Benton County:  DVD players,  projectors, 24" monitor, carts, easels and projection screens.

Franklin County: All-in-one multi-media cart with computer, DVD player and projector, easels and projection screen.  In addition,  Courtroom 1 is equipped with two 85-inch monitors that connect to laptops via wifi.  Litigants can project documents, PowerPoints, videos and audio recordings wirelessly from their laptops.  The system also has video conferencing capabilites.  Ther is also a 50-inch monitor with DVD p[layer, mounted on a movable stand.

You are free to use this equipment. However, you must know how it works before you intend to use it.  Do not assume that your video media will play in our systems.  Try it out ahead of time.  You may make an appointment with our Court Administration staff to try out what we have before trial.  In Franklin Couny, IT staff must set up the multi-media cart.  In Benton County, staff is generally  not available during trial to assist you with the operation of this equipment. 

You are free to use your own equipment, subject to regulation by the trial judge to avoid interference with the trial process.  Know how your own equipment works.  Try it out ahead of time.  Electronic presentations can be highly persuasive.  Fumbling ineffectively with electronic equipment tends to make an attorney appear unprepared and unprofessional.  It also wastes juror time.


August 23, 2021

Superior Court Statement On Appearances In Court In Light of Governor's Order to Mask

The Superior Court is withdrawing this prior general presumption of personal appearance at hearings to address concerns regarding the Delta variant of Covid-19.  The Court’s order can be found HERE.  In light of the Governor’s Order that all individuals who enter buildings wear masks, regardless of vaccination status, it is appropriate for individuals who can appear remotely to do so if they wish.  The Courtrooms remain open to the public with capacity limits and the requirement of masking for all.  In some criminal matters it is necessary to require the presence the Defendant or Respondent.. Those who wish the opportunity to appear remotely via WebEx must ensure that their connection is sufficient to be heard and/or seen, and that their appearance and behavior during a hearing is appropriate for the Courtroom.

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 Labor Day on Monday, September 6, 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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