NEW LACourtConnect enhancements beginning Sept 1, 2023! Click here for information.

Schedule a Remote Appearance

You can schedule a remote appearance for your case by selecting a case litigation area below. The Court will accept reservations within 14 days from the current day and up to 30 minutes prior to the hearing start time.

LACourtConnect is a permanent part of the Court's Access LACourt | Your Way initiative.

Do you have a registered LACC hearing? Click here to access the LACC login page.

Getting Started with LACourtConnect

LACC Release 2.0 – Beginning September 2023

Release 2.0 introduces an enhanced interface with smoother transitions and heightened security when moving from the "Virtual Gallery" (the waiting area) to the "Virtual Well" (the courtroom). This version will be phased in by litigation type beginning in September 2023. Read more to view the schedule.

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LACC Release 1.0 - 2022

Release 1.0 is currently used in a majority of the Court's remote hearings today. Starting September 2023, Release 2.0 will be phased in by litigation type. Click Read More below for details.

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Access LACourt | Your Way Responding to COVID-19

LACourtConnect is part of the Court's Access LACourt | Your Way 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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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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How much does it cost?
  • It’s free! Since September 7th, 2021 the Court provides LACourtConnect free of charge using one-time state budget funding.

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.

Video Remote Appearance Available in Family Law

Effective Monday, March 1, 2021, video will be available for remote courtroom appearances for all Family Law case types, except AB 1058 (Child Support) hearings.

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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 technical assistance, you can call 213-830-0400 during normal Court business hours Monday – Friday between 7:30 AM and 5:30 PM (except holidays).

Be advised that the Service Desk:

  • Can only answer technical questions related to LACourtConnect.
  • Will NOT be able to schedule a remote appearance for you.

Information For Persons With Disabilities

For persons with disabilities visit the courts ADA Information page for more information including contacting the courts ADA Coordinator.

The Service Desk regularly updates its top questions in this FAQ

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