Remote Appearance Rules & Procedures

Remote Appearances Rules and Procedures



  • Verify your device has adequate power and that you will have a reliable connection for the entire remote appearance.
  • Find the Zoom meeting information for your appearance that was emailed to you.
  • Confirm that your video and audio are working as expected.
  • Join the meeting at least 5 minutes before your scheduled time, you may be placed in a waiting room to be checked in.
  • You may be kept in the waiting room until your case is called, please be patient.
  • Waiting periods for your case to be called may exceed an hour.
  • Join the meeting using your true first and last name.


  • Ensure you are in an area where ambient/background noise is kept to a minimum.
  • Avoid areas with bright windows and/or backlighting so you can be seen.
  • Ensure that your microphone is muted when you are not talking.
  • Speak directly into the microphone so you are clearly heard.
  • Speak slowly and avoid interrupting others.


  • Maintain the same degree of courtesy and courtroom etiquette as is required for a personal appearance.
  • Please respect all participants as if you were appearing in court in person.
  • Be conscious of what is in your background, as it can be distracting to others.

See Remote Appearance for additional rules and procedures

RECORDING OF COURT PROCEEDINGS WITHOUT PERMISSION IS UNLAWFUL: Recording the court proceeding (whether through the videoconference application or by any other means) is prohibited unless/until the judicial officer specifically grants permission to record.  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.

Superior Court of California, County of Lassen