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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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
2021 Benton Franklin Counties Local Cou[...]
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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

509-736-3071

 

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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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