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Local Remote Hearings

Image of remote meeting on a computerGeneral Information

Malheur Circuit Court has resources available to help court parties attend certain hearings remotely. If you have not been notified by the court or your attorney that your matter is to be heard remotely it will be heard in-person at the courthouse. Parties requesting to appear remotely shall file their request for remote appearance with the court at least two (2) business days prior to their hearing.

 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, or you will be asked to call 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, may be required to appear via remote means. The court uses Webex to host these hearings when done by video and will provide case participants with the link to join the hearing. See our Litigant Guide for more information on preparing for and accessing your scheduled remote hearing.

Malheur County Circuit Court has a new phone system with a phone bridge that can hold up to 30 lines. This phone bridge will be used to conduct remote telephone court appearances.  

Here are some quick guidelines.
  • Please call in to the court at least 2 minutes, but not more than 5 minutes prior to the hearing.
  • Please be prepared to notify the clerk of your name and which hearing you are calling in for.
  • Please keep your phone on mute until the judge addresses your case.

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.