Information for Case Participants
Case participants are persons (litigants or defendants) who are parties in a case with pending matters to be resolved. When a case is scheduled for a remote hearing, some or all the participants, including attorneys and witnesses, are required to appear via remote means, either telephone or video conference.
Lane County Circuit Court uses GoToMeeting to host video conference hearings and will provide case participants with the link to join the hearing. For first-time GoToMeeting users, we recommend using the GoToMeeting System Check prior to your remote hearing to ensure that you meet the hardware, software, and internet connection minimum requirements. After the test is completed, you can join a test meeting to ensure your equipment will work for your hearing.
You can also view videos describing the overall process of remote videoconference court hearings in the statewide court webpage on remote hearings.
Remote Hearing Exhibits and Witnesses
In accordance with the COVID-19 restrictions on court operations, if your case is scheduled for a remote hearing and you have witnesses or exhibits to present during your hearing, then you must submit those exhibits at least two business days prior to the hearing in one of the following ways:
- E-Filing via OJD File & Serve
- By US Mail (allow sufficient time for delivery at least two days prior to the hearing)
- File in person
Instructions to file via these methods are given in the Remote Exhibit and Witness Packet
. All of your exhibits must be filed together with one cover sheet and must be served on all parties in the case. A certificate of service must be completed and submitted along with any exhibits or witness lists.
Remote Hearing Contacts and Information
For any questions regarding your remote hearing, please contact the court:
View current judicial orders related to remote hearings on our Local Court Rules page.