Attending Court from Home

What You Need to Know

All hearings will proceed via video conference or telephone. Any in-person hearings will take place with strict observance of social distancing and other public health measures.

Specifically, this means:

To “appear” by phone or Zoom (virtual):

  1. Go to this website: https://clark.wa.gov/superior-court/zoom-information
  2. Scroll until you find your hearing 
  3. Click on the link to your hearing
  4. You will see two options
    1. Click the link below “Join Zoom Meeting” to use Zoom and appear by video on your computer or smart phone
    2. Dial the phone number provided under “Join by Telephone” and enter the Meeting ID and Password when prompted

If you must appear in-person:

  •  If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath), you may not enter the main Courthouse, the Juvenile Courthouse, or the Family Law annex.
  • Everyone in the courthouse must practice social distancing (stay at least 6 feet from any other person),  follow public health measures, and wear masks.
  • The judge (or commissioner) may exclude anyone from the courtroom for not following the above guidelines.

For the most recent/updated information:

Participants should appear virtually unless they are unable to do so in which case they may appear in person.

Specifically, this means:

To “appear” by phone or Zoom (virtual):

  1. Go to this website on the day of your hearing: https://clark.wa.gov/district-court/daily-district-court-docket
  2. Scroll until you find your name (the list is updated every day)
  3. Click on the link at the end of the row with your name (under “Meeting”). This will take you directly to your hearing on Zoom.

***When you join the meeting, you will be placed in a Waiting Room. Please be patient. District Court dockets typically have multiple defendants and it may be some time before your case is called. You must be available for up to four hours after your scheduled court time.***

 

If you are unable to connect by video (Zoom), you may call in by telephone at 1-888-788-0099 and enter the number shown next to your name (under “Meeting”)

If you must appear in-person:

  •  If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath), you may not enter the main Courthouse, the Juvenile Courthouse, or the Family Law annex.
  • Everyone in the courthouse must practice social distancing (stay at least 6 feet from any other person),  follow public health measures, and wear masks.
  • The judge (or commissioner) may exclude anyone from the courtroom for not following the above guidelines.

For really helpful resources on preparing for and attending your hearing virtually: https://clark.wa.gov/district-court/virtual-hearing-resources

For the most recent/updated information:

Before Your "Virtual" Hearing

It’s important to make sure the judge is not distracted by anything in your background. The court recommends using a virtual background for all your court appearances. Below are some we like the best:

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