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Schedule a Remote Appearance

You can schedule a remote appearance for the cases listed below. LACourtConnect is a permanent part of the Court's Here For You | Safe For You initiative.

What is LACourtConnect?

Make your court appearances from the home, the office, anywhere.

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Here for you | Safe for you Responding to COVID-19

LACourtConnect is part of the Court's Here For You | Safe For You initiative and provides a convenient, safe option for appearing in court without having to come to court.
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Access for Attorneys

Attorneys are encouraged to access LACourtConnect through the Attorney Portal Page.
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How much does it cost?
  • The fee to appear remotely is $15 for audio and $23 for video. All remote appearance fees must be paid through the LACourtConnect scheduling system.
  • Remote appearances are free for participants whose Fee Waiver Application or other order has been granted by the Court.
Who can use LACourtConnect?

  • The site is for use by those with an active role in a hearing: litigants, attorneys, and witnesses. LACourtConnect is not available for use by the news media or general public.

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Restrictions

Photographing, recording, or broadcasting your hearing is prohibited by California Rules of Court 1.150 and local rules of court.

Language Assistance

If you need an interpreter for a courtroom proceeding, the court will provide one at no cost to you. This is a free service for people who use the courts.

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What are the technical specifications?

Technical specifications
Especificaciones técnicas

Tips for a Successful Remote Appearance

How to schedule a remote appearance
How to Cancel a Remote Appearance

The cutoff time for canceling a remote appearance is 8 a.m. the morning of the hearing. Be sure to leave yourself enough time to complete the steps in this procedure. There is no other way to cancel a hearing. If you don’t cancel on time, you will still be charged the full appearance fee.

LACourtConnect News

Updated to keep you abreast of enhancements and changes to the service.

Traffic Remote Appearances Available

As of September 4, LACourtConnect scheduling of remote appearances is available for Traffic hearings (but not trials) on the court calendar for September 14 and later.

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Advisory About Audio and Video Quality

Poor audio quality in any remote appearance – audio or video – can cause hearing delays.

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LACourtConnect Enhancement Updates

The latest enhancements provide new features to improve your audio and video experience.

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User Guide Navigation Aids

The LACourtConnect User Guide is comprehensive. It has these navigation aids:

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Have Questions?

Call the Service Desk for Assistance

  • If you need assistance with your remote appearance, you can call the LACourtConnect Service Desk at 213-830-0400 during normal Court business hours Monday-Friday (except holidays) between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
  • The LACourtConnect Service Desk can only answer questions related to LACourtConnect.

The Service Desk regularly updates its top questions in this FAQ

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