Court Schedule

Dockets
Day and Time
AdoptionsMondays at 3:30 pm
Adult Drug Court Held at the Benton County Justice Center KennewickThursdays at 2:30 pm
At Risk Youth Docket 2 and 4 Fridays held at the Juvenile Justice Center KennewickFridays at 2:00 pm
Civil and Criminal Jury TrialsWednesdays at 9:00 am
Civil DocketMondays at 1:30 pm
Civil Over Ten and Summary JudgmentsMondays at 1:30 pm
Civil Settlement ConferencesMondays at 9:00 am
Contested Fact FindingWednesdays at 9:00 am
Criminal Docket

Tuesdays at 8:30 am 

3.5/3.6 Motion DocketThursdays at 8:30 am to noon
Dependency Docket Held at the Juvenile Justice Center Kennewick1st Tuesday of the Month and 2 and 4 Tuesday of Month at 8:30 am
Domestic DocketsMondays at 8:30 am 
Domestic Settlement ConferencesMonday afternoon as set by Court Administrator, typically 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Civil Protection OrdersMondays at 1:30 pm
Ex ParteDaily at 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm must have documents to Clerk in court by 1:15 pm
GuardianshipsThursdays at 10:00 am

Juvenile Criminal Docket Held at the Juvenile Justice Center Kennewick

Juvenile Preliminary Appearances Held at the Juvenile Justice Center Kennewick

Thursdays at 9:00 am

Daily at 1:30 pm

Juvenile Drug Court every Thursday Held at the Juvenile Justice Center KennewickThursdays at 4:00 pm
Juvenile Trials Franklin County CourthouseTuesdays at 9:00 am and Fridays at 9:00 am
Non-Jury TrialsWednesdays at 9:00 am
Paternity/Parentage/Child Support ContemptThursdays at 11:00 am
Preliminary Appearances for AdultsDaily at 1:30 pm
ProbateThursdays at 10:00 am
RALJ / LCA Hearings
LCA Status Conferences
Tuesdays at 3:00 pm
Tuesdays at 8:15 am
Summary JudgmentsMondays at 1:30 pm
Truancy docket 2 and 4 Fridays Held at the Juvenile Justice Center - KennewickFridays at 8:30 am
Trial Readiness DocketMondays at 9:00 am


All requests for telephonic court appearances must be approved by the Court Administrator by calling 509-736-3071.

Confirm all trials with Court Administrator's office by calling 509-736-3071 at least 2 days before the first scheduled day of trial in case of conflict with criminal trials.

Please mark the "Note for Motion Docket" document as "Under 10" or "Over 10" as appropriate, over-ten-minute hearings shall be confirmed in Franklin County no sooner than Tuesday at 8:30 am and no later than Thursday noon of the week preceding the week in which the motion is noted for hearing. Confirm via emailing the Civic Clerk department.

Summary Judgments shall be confirmed in Franklin County no sooner than Tuesday at 8:30 am and no later than Thursday noon of the week preceding the week in which the motion is noted for hearing. Confirm via emailing the Civic Clerk department.