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Telephonic Appearances

TELEPHONIC APPEARANCE PROCEDURES

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Humboldt Superior Court’s procedures for scheduling telephonic appearances for non-criminal matters are as follows:

Rule 1.13 Telephonic Appearances

(Effective January 1, 2014 - see Humboldt Superior Court’s Local Rules, Chapter 1 – General Rules)

Except when a personal appearance is required, appearance by telephone is permitted under the circumstances and procedures listed in California Rules of Court, Rule 3.670. The Court participates in telephonic appearance services provided by CourtCall. Parties must send their request for telephonic appearance via facsimile to Court Administration at (707) 445-7041, not less than three (3) court days prior to the Hearing or Case Management Conference. If the request is granted, the party must contact CourtCall, LLC at (888) 882-6878 no later than noon the day before the hearing to schedule their telephonic appearance. CourtCall charges a fee for their services unless a fee waiver is on file.

Process for requesting telephonic appearances:

Fax a letter to Humboldt County Superior Court at (707) 445-7041 which includes the following information: Judge’s name, court case number and case name, courtroom number, date/time of scheduled hearing, and reason for telephonic appearance. You will be contacted by a Judicial Secretary regarding the Judge’s decision, and if approved, contact CourtCall to schedule your telephonic appearance. You must request a telephonic appearance not less than three (3) court days prior to the hearing.  If your request is granted, you must contact CourtCall, LLC at (888) 882-6878 no later than noon the day before the hearing to schedule your telephonic appearance.  Please do not assume that if you received approval for a prior court hearing that all future court dates are approved also. Witnesses may not appear via CourtCall.  **You cannot request or schedule a telephonic appearance the day of a hearing**

Courtrooms 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7:

You must request a telephonic appearance not less than three (3) court days prior to the hearing. If your request is granted, you must contact CourtCall, LLC at (888) 882-6878 no later than noon the day before the hearing to schedule your telephonic appearance.  You cannot schedule a CourtCall appearance until you have received approval from the Court.

Courtroom 8:

Telephonic appearances are pre-approved for Civil non-evidentiary hearings such as case management conferences and status hearings - all other hearings must be approved by the judge. You must request a telephonic appearance not less than three (3) court days prior to the hearing.  If your request is granted, you must contact CourtCall, LLC at (888) 882-6878 no later than noon the day before the hearing to schedule your telephonic appearance. 

Family support hearings

Telephonic hearings for family support matters (through the Humboldt County Department of Child Support Services [DCSS]) should be directed to a Family Support Clerk by calling (707) 269-1231 or (707) 269-1232 between 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., or by faxing a request to (707) 445-7632 attention Family Support. Please include case name, case number, and court date and time.

Waiver Requests

If you intend to request a waiver of Court Call costs, please be prepared to provide Court Call with a copy of your valid Order on Court Fee Waiver.

CourtCall

CourtCall provides telephonic appearance services for Humboldt Superior Court. If your telephonic appearance was approved, please contact CourtCall at (888) 882-6878 to schedule (web site: www.courtcall.com).


 
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