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Local Remote Hearings

Image of remote meeting on a computerGeneral Information

Some hearings are held with one or more parties not physically present in the courtroom. Case parties and attorneys can participate in these hearings from a computer, mobile device (such as a smartphone or tablet), or phone (subject to some limitations). Many remote hearings are available to view at the court facility. Contact the court with any questions on how to access a remote hearing.

 Receiving Notice of a Remote Hearing

When you are scheduled for a remote hearing, you will receive information about how to join that hearing through a hearing notice and/or an email from the court. 

Please see the OJD Responses to Coronavirus page for a listing of applicable Chief Justice Orders.

 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 Webex to host video conference hearings and will provide case participants with the link to join the hearing. For first-time Webex users, we recommend using the Webex Test Meeting 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.