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Remote Hearings Information and Instructions

Local Resources and Procedures to Assist Litigants During COVID-19 Restrictions:

Columbia County Circuit Court has resources available to help court parties attend hearings remotely and is encouraging remote attendance whenever possible. Please review the information below to learn how to attend a hearing remotely. 

Guidelines for Appearing by Phone or Video

Cisco Webex - Telephonic/Video Conferencing

Webex Events allows for the parties, their attorneys, and the Judge to engage interactively through video or audio conference technology. Columbia County Circuit Court is utilizing Cisco Webex for most remote hearings. If your court matter has been set for a remote hearing, via telephone or video conference, you will be notified of the remote hearing at least one (1) business day before your matter is set before the court.

The guides below are for individuals set to appear on a case that will be held remotely. If you are participating in a Remote Hearing in Columbia County, please review one of the following applicable guides prior to the hearing.

Remote Hearings Attorney Guide
Remote Hearings Litigant Guide
Remote Hearings Public Access Guide
Remote Hearings Witness Guide

Parties appearing in Court may file the Remote Access Contact Sheet below. The Contact Sheet must be efiled or received by 4:00 pm, two (2) business days prior to your hearing. This document may be efiled as a confidential document using the code (ADCH) or turned in at the Trial Court Administrator’s front counter or drop-box.

Remote Access Contact Sheet

Submitting Exhibits for Remote Hearings

Parties may submit exhibits for their court matter remotely. This may be done using the File and Serve e-filing system or delivered to the court in person. Exhibits must be received at the court by 4:00 PM, two (2) court days prior to the hearing. The form below provides a template for the required coversheet for exhibit submission as well as instructions on submitting exhibits remotely.

If you plan to appear in person and the opposing counsel or party is to appear by remote means, it is expected you provide your exhibits, exhibit list cover sheet and witness list to the opposing counsel or party 48 hours in advance of your hearing. Impeachment evidence, used at the time of witness testimony, (e.g. Oregon Rules of Evidence 609-1 and 612), will be resolved on a case by case basis.

Remote Exhibits and Witnesses Instructions and Cover Sheet

Please refer to the Columbia County Presiding Judge Orders for detailed information surrounding revised policies, procedures, and court operation information during COVID-19 restrictions.

Presiding Judge Orders

Remote Hearings by Telephone and Video

The Court users Cisco WebEx Meetings to conduct remote hearings by telephone and video. Please review the above documents which contain further information about remote hearings. 

You may join a remote hearing or trial by telephone or by video. Access codes for both telephone and video are listed below. First, look at the court's calendars to determine which calendar your case is set on and then find the telephone access code or click the link below to attend your hearing by video (Your hearing notice also contains information about how to access the hearing or trial by either telephone or video link.):

CISCO WebEx Conference Line and Video Links

Monday 9:00 am Courtroom 351 Appearances
Join by phone: 1-503-388-9555
Access Code: 146 766 7278##
Monday 10:45 am Courtroom 351 Appearances
Join by phone: 1-503-388-9555
Access Code: 146 759 5348##

Monday 11:15 am Courtroom 351 Appearances
Join by phone: 1-503-388-9555
Access Code: 146 531 9356##

Ex Parte/FEDs 11:00 am Courtroom 311 Daily Appearances
Join by phone: 1-503-388-9555
Access Code: 146 759 4436##

In-Custody Arraignments 1:30 pm Daily Appearances
Join by phone: 1-503-388-9555
Access Code: 2484 998 4499##

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