Some hearings are held with one or more parties not physically present in the courtroom. If the remote hearing is eligible for public viewing, it will be live-streamed through Webex Events (the software Oregon’s state courts use for this purpose). When available, live streaming allows the public to join and view and/or listen to these hearings from a computer, mobile device (such as a smartphone or tablet), or phone (subject to some limitations). Many remote hearings may also be available to view at a court facility. Contact the court with any questions on how to access a remote hearing.
If you are a defendant or party to a case, the
Litigant Guide provides more information. There are also guides for the
Chief Justice Order 20-016 contains information, under section 7, for the electronic submission of documentary exhibits and non-documentary exhibits. Also, see Presiding Judge Order 2021-02 on "Exhibits for Hearings and Trials".
Receiving Notice of a Remote Hearing
When you are scheduled for a remote hearing, you will receive the link to join that hearing through a hearing notice and/or an email from the court or Webex.