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Zoom Appearance

Located on this page is information relating to Remote Appearances via Zoom

Important Notice

Recording a court proceeding through any means is prohibited unless/until the judicial officer specifically grants permission to record as per CA Rules of Court, Rule 1.150(c) & (d).

A violation of this rule may result in the imposition of sanctions as set forth in subsection (f) of Rule 1.150.

The Court does not provide technical support for Zoom participants. Please contact the Zoom Help Center, your local IT support, or seek other online guidance if you are experiencing issues with your connection.

As of January 1, 2024, the Lassen Superior Court has updated its policies regarding remote appearances. Please see Local Rules of Court, Rule 6.2 for additional information. The information below is provided in conjunction with this rule.

Video - Going to Court Remotely

Credit: SHARP Program, Butte County Superior Court

Remote Appearances by Case Type

Click on your case type below to view specific details about Zoom Remote Appearances. Each case type may have specific forms, procedures, and time constraints for filing, serving, and complying with rules.

Non-Criminal Appearances

Adoption, Civil, Small Claims, Family Law & Probate

California Rules of Court (CRC), rule 3.672 and Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) § 367.75 have implemented specific procedures and requirements for parties appearing remotely in civil matters. The Lassen Superior Court will adhere to CRC 3.672 and CCP § 367.75 for remote civil proceedings.

This section does not pertain to remote appearances in case types identified in CCP § 367.76(a)(1), see the relevant section below for information in these case types.

Parties can request a Remote Appearance in these non-criminal proceedings by using Judicial Council Forms RA-010 and RA-015 pursuant to CRC 3.672 and CCP § 367.75. Parties are required to reference the CRC 3.672 and CCP § 367.75 for service and filing requirements.

Please see below for the forms that may need to be used pursuant to CRC 3.672 and CCP § 367.75:

Civil Forms

Once the requirements outlined above have been completed, proceed by following the procedures provided in the Tips, Procedures, & Connection Details section located at the bottom of this page. This section contains further tips, procedures, and connection details that you will need to follow for your remote appearance.

After you have filed the necessary forms for a Domestic Violence or Gun Violence Restraining Order and have received them back from the court, or if you have received copies of forms where someone is seeking a restraining order against you, you will have been assigned a court date. (The court date can be found on the DV-109 or GV-109 - Notice of Court Hearing form.) For this court hearing, you have the option to appear remotely by following the information provided below.

If you require guidance on how to request a Domestic Violence or Gun Violence Restraining Order, or if you need additional information on how to respond to a restraining order that has been filed against you, please refer to the Domestic Violence Restraining Orders or Gun Violence Restraining Orders page.

Domestic Violence & Gun Violence Restraining Order Petition Appearances

Domestic Violence Restraining Order Appearances: Pursuant to Family Code § 6308, the Court permits remote appearances for parties, support persons as defined in Family Code § 6303, or witnesses appearing at a hearing on a petition for a domestic violence restraining order. 

Gun Violence Restraining Order Appearances: Pursuant to Penal Code § 18123, the Court permits remote appearances for parties or witnesses appearing at a hearing on a petition for a gun violence restraining order.

To ensure a smooth process for joining the Zoom meeting at the time of your hearing, please review the tips and procedures provided in the Tips, Procedures, & Connection Details section located at the bottom of this page. This section contains important instructions including Zoom connection details that you must follow in order to successfully join the Zoom meeting for your hearing.

Traffic Court Appearances

The Court generally allows remote appearances in Traffic Infraction cases without judicial approval. If you are planning on appearing remotely, you must follow the procedures below:

Traffic Arraignment Calendar

If you wish to appear remotely at your traffic arraignment proceeding, you must submit the electronic Traffic Add-On Request form no later than the Friday before your appearance date.

Note: This form is required to be submitted no later than the Friday before your appearance date. Submission of this form will indicate to the court your intention to appear remotely for your traffic arraignment proceeding - adding your case to the traffic arraignment calendar. Failure to submit as directed will result in your case not being added to the calendar.

After you have submitted the Traffic Add-On Request form, proceed by following the procedures provided in the Tips, Procedures, & Connection Details section located at the bottom of this page. This section contains further tips, procedures, and connection details that you will need to follow on the date of your remote appearance in traffic court.

Access the Traffic Calendar Add-On Request Form

Further Proceedings & Traffic Court Trials

If you have a mandatory appearance date in traffic court, have previously scheduled further proceedings, or have a Traffic Court Trial you may appear remotely. Follow the procedures provided in the Tips, Procedures, & Connection Details section located at the bottom of this page. This section contains further tips, procedures, and connection details that you will need to follow on the date of your remote appearance.

Officer and Other Party Appearances

The Defendant's consent is required to conduct traffic proceedings remotely (PC § 1428.5(a)(1)), officers or other parties intending to appear remotely must inform the Court of their intention to do so. Additionally, notice of such must be served on all other parties to the proceeding.

For the purposes of this rule, service and filing requirements and deadlines will follow those outlined in the California Rules of Court § 3.672(h).

Criminal Appearances

Misdemeanors, Felonies, & Witnesses

This section does not apply to mentally disordered offender, commitment, competency, placement and revocation, and other proceedings identified in CCP § 367.76(a)(1). See the relevant section below for information in these proceedings.

Misdemeanors

  • Defendants may appear remotely in all misdemeanor proceedings except misdemeanor jury and court trials.
  • Attorneys may appear remotely if the court finds it appropriate and practicable.

Felonies

  • Defendants may appear remotely in all felony proceedings except trials and sentencing, unless the court allows the waiver of defendant’s presence for noncritical portions of felony trials where no testimonial evidence is taken. Remote proceedings are allowed in post-conviction relief proceedings and as otherwise provided by law.
  • Attorneys may appear remotely if the court finds it appropriate and practicable.

Witnesses

  • Witnesses may appear remotely for misdemeanor and felony proceedings – except for felony trials and only with the consent of both parties and the court.
  • Witnesses may appear remotely as otherwise allowed by statutes for the closed-circuit examination of victims of sexual crimes and conditional examinations of witnesses.

You can attend criminal hearings as outlined above by video using Zoom unless otherwise ordered by the court. If at any time during a remote proceeding the judicial officer determines that a personal appearance is necessary, the court may continue the matter and require a personal appearance.

Proceed by following the procedures provided in the Tips, Procedures, & Connection Details section located at the bottom of this page. This section contains further tips, procedures, and connection details that you will need to follow for your remote appearance.

Juvenile Dependency Appearances

California Rules of Court (CRC), rule 3.672 and Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) § 367.75 outline specific procedures for parties appearing remotely in juvenile dependency matters.

Parties can request a Remote Appearance in juvenile dependency proceedings by using Judicial Council Forms RA-025, RA-030 and RA-015 pursuant to CRC 3.672 and CCP § 367.75. Parties are required to reference the CRC 3.672 and CCP § 367.75 for service and filing requirements.

Please see below for the forms that may need to be used pursuant to CRC 3.672 and CCP § 367.75:

Juvenile Dependency Forms

Once the requirements outlined above have been completed, proceed by following the procedures provided in the Tips, Procedures, & Connection Details section located at the bottom of this page. This section contains further tips, procedures, and connection details that you will need to follow for your remote appearance.

Remote appearances in juvenile justice proceedings identified in Welfare and Institutions Code §§ 601 and 602 will be permitted by the court as covered and as detailed in Welfare and Institutions Code § 679.5.

If at any time during a remote proceeding the judicial officer determines that an in-person appearance is necessary, the court may require such an appearance and continue the matter.

If remote appearance is permitted, proceed by following the procedures provided in the Tips, Procedures, & Connection Details section located at the bottom of this page. This section contains further tips, procedures, and connection details that you will need to follow for your remote appearance.

Remote appearances in proceedings identified in Code of Civil Procedure § 367.76(a)(1) will be permitted by the court as covered and as detailed in the CCP section.

If remote appearance is permitted, proceed by following the procedures provided in the Tips, Procedures, & Connection Details section located at the bottom of this page. This section contains further tips, procedures, and connection details that you will need to follow for your remote appearance.

Tips, Procedures & Connection Details

Zoom Appearance Tips & Procedures

Before your remote appearance, review the Zoom Appearance Tips & Procedures page for helpful tips and procedures you will need to know for your remote appearance.

Zoom Appearance Tips & Procedures

Zoom Meeting Connection Information by Courtroom

Use the Zoom links and connection details below to join your remote court hearing:

Note: If you are unsure of the courtroom you are to appear in, please utilize the Online Case Index & Calendar Portal to locate the courtroom in which the hearing is being held by navigating to your case and viewing the Hearings page. The courtroom in which your hearing is being held will be listed in the Court Room column of the hearing in question. If you are unable to locate the courtroom using the Online Portal, email ZoomRequests@lassencourt.ca.gov with the case #, case name, hearing date, and hearing time (if known) or call the court at (530) 251-8205 for assistance.

5/28/2024 
Please note: The Zoom meeting passcodes were recently updated. Please ensure you are utilizing the updated passcodes provided below when connecting to a remote proceeding in a courtroom of the Lassen Superior Court.

Courtroom Zoom Link Zoom Conference Phone
Courtroom A

Courtroom A Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 160 6175 1247
Passcode: 679960

+1 833-568-8864 US Toll-free
Meeting ID: 160 6175 1247#
Courtroom B

Courtroom B Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 160 3726 4659
Passcode: 929993

+1 833-568-8864 US Toll-free
Meeting ID: 160 3726 4659#
Courtroom C

Courtroom C Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 160 4261 5838
Passcode: 196387

+1 833-568-8864 US Toll-free
Meeting ID: 160 4261 5838#
Hearing Room D

Hearing Room D Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 161 4855 3237
Passcode: 510192

+1 833-568-8864 US Toll-free
Meeting ID: 161 4855 3237#

HDSP Courtroom: If you are to appear in the High Desert State Prison (HDSP) Courtroom you must contact the court at (530) 251-8205 or email ZoomRequests@lassencourt.ca.gov no less than 2 court days prior to your proceeding to receive the HDSP Courtroom connection details.

Note: When logging into Zoom you must ensure the name you use to join the meeting is your true first and last name. When you are admitted to the meeting you must identify yourself as Petitioner/Plaintiff, Counsel, Defendant/Respondent and the case number you are appearing on. Failure to comply may result in denial of admittance into the proceeding.

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