Tips for Preparing and Participating in a Virtual Court Proceeding
The Judges at the Downtown Courthouse in LaSalle County have chosen to use Zoom for remote court appearances. The following steps will guide you to participating in a Zoom meeting.
Participating in the Zoom Virtual Courtroom:
- Parties must sign up for a free account from Zoom Web Conferencing
- You will join the virtual courtroom at the scheduled time by clicking on the judge’s corresponding link below.
- It is your responsibility to keep your contact information current with the Circuit Clerk’s office during the pendency of your case.
- If you have an attorney, it is your responsibility to contact your attorney to determine whether you should be present on the Zoom Meeting at the designated time.
- All parties must be logged into the Meeting on time.
- When you enter the virtual courtroom, your video will automatically be on and your audio muted until the hearing begins.
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO VIDEO:
- If you do not have access to a smart phone, or other electronic device that would allow you to participate by video, you may participate by phone by dialing the local number provided in the Zoom link.
Please review your judge’s rules related to participation in the Zoom court appearance.
Please be advised you may be placed on hold for a period of time as the Judge concludes other matters that are before yours.
- Parties must have enough battery power for the entire hearing and have a charger readily available.
- Parties must have enough data and/or Wi-Fi.
- Parties must be in a quiet area with minimal background noise.
- It is a good idea to practice before you attend the virtual court appearance.
Here is the list of Meeting ID’s and a link to YouTube:
Courtroom 204 – Judge Cantlin
Courtroom 206 – Small Claims Court Courtroom Rules
Courtroom 300 – Judge Martin
Courtroom 305 – Judge Holland
Courtroom 407 – Judge Vescogni Courtroom Rules
Courtroom 410 – Judge Eiten Courtroom Rules