The courthouse has two public Wi-Fi networks. Courtesy Internet is provided to the public by Deschutes County. OJD Guest Wi-Fi is provided by the Oregon Judicial Department. The Deschutes County Bar ASsociation (DCBA) also provides a Wi-Fi network which is available only to members of the Oregon State Bar Association. Courtroom staff can provide attorneys with more information on accessing the DCBA wireless network. The Court does not provide technical, software or other support services to any user, either in the courtroom or the lobby.
If you wish to use the Court’s video conferencing system for a Court appearance, you must file a written request with the Court at least two business days prior to the hearing or trial date. If the connection is outside of the OJD’s state network, ten business days advance notice is required. The written request must include:
- Case name and case number
- Agency name
- Date and time of testimony
- IP Address for the remote site video connection
- Contact name and phone number for remote site
If the connection is outside of OJD’s state network, arrangements will need to be made for testing the connection between the connecting parties, prior to the Court date. The requesting party must make advanced arrangements between the Court and external site for testing the connection. Contact the Court’s information technology staff to schedule the testing. Please allow for two weeks between date of the request and time of hearings for testing to take place. Please note that the Court will not provide the Court’s local video IP Address, therefore, an IP Address for the remote site must be provided to the Court in order to facilitate a video conference connection.
The Court can accommodate a laptop for courtroom presentations. Connection availability is limited to VGA or HDMI in courtrooms C, E, F and G for video only. An external audio sourse will be required should audio be needed. Courtrooms A, B, D, and H can accommodate HDMI, including audio. Court Technology staff will only provide information regarding the specifications of the Court's equipment. Parties are responsible for arranging their own technical support relating to laptop connections, application performance and general laptop use.