So you’ve been told by your lawyer or heard from the court that you have a remote hearing since they want to limit exposure to COVID-19 for all persons in the court system. But nobody asked you if you actually know what a remote hearing is? What do you do? What should you not do? These tips will help you, regardless of the type of court case you have. A remote hearing is scheduled.
Many courts are holding hearings for cases using a video conference system (Zoom is perhaps the most popular) or using a phone conference system. So you just need to be somewhere convenient. The remote hearing is done just as if everyone was in the court room. The judge is in charge. The lawyers speak on behalf of their clients, if you don’t have a lawyer, you speak for yourself.