Telephonic/Remote Appearances (Zoom Hearings)

Zoom Telephonic Hearing Instructions


Parties must connect with Zoom 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the hearing in order to be identified and brought into the virtual courtroom.  Parties who are late may not be able to participate in their hearing. Participants shall not activate video during these proceedings, they will be conducted via audio connection only. Pursuant to CR 16, SCLAR 0.02(e)(4), and Administrative Order 37-20, the recording of any courtroom proceeding, without the express permission of the judicial officer, is strictly prohibited.

Preparing for your Zoom Hearing:
  1. Determine whether oral argument is requested for your case here
    1. Domestic Violence & Anti-Harassment Calendars, Interpreter Calendars and State Support Calendars are all WITH oral argument. If your Domestic Violence or Anti-Harassment hearing is not scheduled at 1:00pm in Courtroom 1C or 1D, it will still be heard with oral argument, but you should find the calendar it is scheduled on here prior to connecting to a meeting below. 
    2. Judge’s Civil Motions Calendar
      The law clerk for the judge will contact you the day prior to the hearing if oral argument is requested.  Pro se parties are encouraged to file updated Notices of Appearances to ensure they can be contacted.
  2. Determine whether you will participate in your zoom hearing via zoom application/computer or phone call.  See instructions for each option below. 
To Connect Via Zoom Application or on a Computer: 
  1. Test your audio settings for both microphone and speaker prior to the hearing. The court cannot address these issues for you during the hearing. 
  2. Ensure the internet or network connection you plan to use is steady and will not drop or fade out during your hearing.  Ethernet/wired connections on a computer are best.  
  3. Click the link below for the appropriate calendar for your case 15 minutes prior to the hearing.  Use the calendars found here if you are unsure which calendar your hearing is on. 
  4. When prompted by Zoom for a display name, enter your First and Last Name.  
  5. Wait to be admitted to the meeting by the court.  Listen carefully to see if the court asks you to identify yourself and the case on which you are appearing.     
  6. Once admitted to the meeting and identified (if applicable), mute yourself until your case is called by the judicial officer.  
To Connect Via Phone: 
  1. If using a cell phone, ensure you are in an area with a steady network connection. 
  2. Find the appropriate calendar for your case below. Use the calendars found here if you are unsure which calendar your hearing is on. 
  3. Dial 253-215-8782 and enter the information found below for the appropriate calendar when prompted. When Zoom experiences a high volume of calls, you may receive a message indicating the number is not in service. If this occurs, hang up and dial the number again. 

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Zoom hearings are set up to partially block telephone numbers for call-in participants. However, parties who want to block their entire phone number from appearing in the zoom application should dial *67 before the phone number listed below for their hearing.
  4. Wait to be admitted to the meeting by the court. Listen carefully to see if the court asks you to identify yourself and the case on which you are appearing.   
  5. Once admitted to the meeting and identified (if applicable), mute yourself until your case is called by the judicial officer. If you experience issues with the court being able to hear you once you have unmuted yourself, press *6 to toggle mute/unmute within the application.
 

Prior to selecting a meeting link below, confirm the calendar name for which your hearing is scheduled by checking the daily calendar for the day of your hearing, here
 Calendar Connection Information
Commissioner Civil Motions Meeting ID: 971 5165 7283
Participant ID: {none}
Password: 874888
Zoom Meeting Link
Domestic Violence & Anti-Harassment @ 1:00 p.m.
***If your hearing is not scheduled in Courtroom 1C or 1D at 1pm, check here to find
the courtroom to which you should connect***
Meeting ID: 935 8936 9561
Participant ID: {none}
Password: 609465
Zoom Meeting Link
Domestic Motions 1C (Dept. B) @ 9:00 a.m.
***Please check here to determine which courtroom your domestic motion is in***


Meeting ID: 987 4546 0230
Participant ID: {none}
Password: 416898
Zoom Meeting Link

Domestic Motions 1D (Dept. C) @ 9:00 a.m.
***Please check here to determine which courtroom your domestic motion is in***


Meeting ID: 913 8694 9265
Participant ID: {none}
Password: 831343
Zoom Meeting Link

State Support

Meeting ID: 972 9149 2741
Participant ID: {none}
Password:
384794
Zoom Meeting Link


GAL Compliance Meeting ID: 983 7058 6258
Participant ID: {none}
Password: 748800
Zoom Meeting Link
Guardianship/Probate Meeting ID: 935 6729 7776
Participant ID: {none}
Password: 146929
Zoom Meeting Link
Interpreter

Meeting ID: 940 1043 8049

Participant ID: {none}

Password: 072729

Zoom Meeting Link
Special Set 1B (Dept. A)
**ONLY USE IF SPECIALLY SET BY COMMISSIONER outside of regularly scheduled calendars**
Meeting ID: 985 6007 0867
Participant ID: {none}
Password: 112442
Zoom Meeting Link
Special Set 1C (Dept. B)
**ONLY USE IF SPECIALLY SET BY COMMISSIONER outside of regularly scheduled calendars**
Meeting ID: 969 1121 4224
Participant ID: {none}
Password: 317296
Zoom Meeting Link
Special Set 1D (Dept. C)
**ONLY USE IF SPECIALLY SET BY COMMISSIONER outside of regularly scheduled calendars**
Meeting ID: 970 5626 6382
Participant ID: {none}
Password: 288722
Zoom Meeting Link
Special Set 1E (Dept. D)
**ONLY USE IF SPECIALLY SET BY COMMISSIONER outside of regularly scheduled calendars**
Meeting ID: 980 9785 6107
Participant ID: {none}
Password: 183908
Zoom Meeting Link