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Court Technology

General Information

Lincoln County Circuit Court is committed to providing fair, accessible, and timely justice to promote the rule of law, protect individual rights, and resolve conflicts. With our state-of-the-art courtroom technologies, we hope to:

  • Improve the quality of courtroom litigation
  • Reduce litigant costs
  • Improve access to justice
  • Increase courtroom security
  • Strengthen public trust & confidence

Courtroom technologies and services are available to parties without cost, subject to the following conditions:

  • Advanced scheduling (and availability) of the equipment before the proceeding
  • Compliance with all technology requirements of private equipment

The courthouse has two public Wi-Fi networks. Courtesy Internet is provided to the public by Lincoln County. OJD Guest Wi-Fi is provided by the Oregon Judicial Department. The court does not provide technical, software or other support services to any user, either in the courtroom or the lobby.​


All video appearances are through Cisco Webex. Please review the following documents for instructions on how to download and use Webex. DO NOT wait until your appearance time to open Webex as it takes time to download and set up the program. Test the program in advance of the hearing.

Some troubleshooting instructions are included in the documents below.

How to join a WebEx Event
Remote Appearance Instructions for Lincoln County

Amended CJO 20-006 allows filers to submit trial exhibits that can be converted to a PDF through File & Serve, if the proceeding is to be conducted by remote means.  Section 7 of the amended CJO 20-006 details the changes.

Attorneys must submit exhibits through File & Serve. Due to the envelope limit of 25MB, some filings may need to be submitted in multiple envelopes. The filer should submit the document as confidential. Documents that do not meet the filing requirements set out in the CJO will be rejected.

Self-represented parties must submit exhibits via email. See our Contact Us​ page for the email address to use based on case type. 

Exhibits must be copied to the opposing party at the time of emailing them to the court. Self-represented parties without email or scanning capabilities may use the courthouse lobby drop box to submit exhibits to the court, provided they send copies to the other party. Exhibits must be clearly marked with the case name, case number, and date/time of the hearing.​


  • Exhibits must be in a single, unified PDF
  • The PDF must include both a linked index or table of contents, and a bookmark for each exhibit
  • You must mark your exhibits before you submit them, and those exhibits must correspond to the exhibit list you filed
  • All exhibits must be filed at least 24 hours prior to a scheduled hearing

​For exhibits that are video or audio files, contact the court and the clerk will send you a secure file transfer request which you may use to submit your video or audio files. Exhibits must be provided to all parties at the time you provide them to the court. File size limit: 1 GB​

To request an appearance at a hearing via video, the appropriate filing must be submitted to the court as soon as possible, but no later than 5 days prior to the date of the hearing. If requesting a video appearance from a Department of Corrections (DOC) location, please note that in your filing and provide the facility name and inmate’s SID/DOC number.

  • If the request is granted for a DOC location, Court Calendaring staff will facilitate setting up and testing the video connection.
  • For all other approved appearances by video, contact the Court’s Technical Support at 541-574-8800
    • Please provide all of the following information
      • name of the person to appear via video
      • case number
      • video location
      • contact person
      • IP address
      • requesting parties’ names
      • date and time of the appearance
    • The court will facilitate setting up and testing the video connection prior to the hearing.

All requests to appear for a hearing via telephone must be preapproved by a Judge (See Local Rules Page).

Each Courtroom has a conference line available, parties attending a hearing telephonically will need to contact the court for the phone number and Conference number.

If you will be appearing by phone, please keep these recommendations in mind:

  • Use a landline whenever possible
  • If you must use a cell phone, do not use the speakerphone feature
  • Make sure you are in a quiet location

To connect any specialized equipment to the courtroom audio/visual systems please contact Court Technical Support at 541-574-8800 with your request. Include the case number, requesting party’s name, and the approximate date and time of the hearing.

Laptop computers (are not provided by the Court) can connect to the courtroom’s display systems via HDMI. You must provide your own HDMI cable which can be plugged into your laptop and will allow you to connect to the audio and display system in the courtroom.

Big screen monitors, DVD players, and Document cameras are available in all courtrooms.

To use any courtroom technology parties are required to:

  • Appear a minimum of half an hour before the hearing to test the equipment (longer for complex or first-time connection attempts); arrangements may need to be coordinated with the Judicial Assistant if other hearings are scheduled within the half hour window.
  • Have a working knowledge and appropriate access to their equipment; and must be present to operate their equipment during technology tests.
  • Understand that the Court’s Information Technology Specialist or Court personnel cannot change device configurations on non-court equipment; parties must have their technical support staff present or available for remote assistance during technology tests.

No exceptions will be made to these requirements.

Courtroom Equipment Training

All courtrooms are equipped with wireless assisted listening devices. Jurors should check in with the jury coordinator to request a device. Others should request a device from the courtroom clerk. All assisted listening devices must be returned to the courtroom clerk at the end of each day.

 Contact Information

Information Technology -  541-574-8800