TELEPHONIC APPEARANCE PROCEDURES
Humboldt Superior Court’s procedures for scheduling telephonic appearances for non-criminal matters are as follows:
Courtrooms 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8:
Telephonic appearances must be approved by the judge as soon as possible after you receive notice from the court. You cannot schedule a CourtCall appearance until you have received approval from the Court.
Courtrooms 2 and 4:
Civil non-evidentiary hearings such as case management conferences, law and motion calendar, and status hearings, telephonic appearances are pre-approved. All other hearings must be approved by the judge as soon as possible after you receive notice of a scheduled hearing.
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 269-1231 or 269-1232 between 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., or by faxing a request to 445-7632 attention Family Support. Please include case name, number, and court date and time.
Process for requesting telephonic appearance in Family Law matters non DCSS:
Please fax a letter to Humboldt Superior Court at (707) 445-7041 that includes the following information: Judge’s name, court case number and name, date/time of scheduled hearing, and reason for telephonic appearance. Your fax will be routed to the judge and you will be contacted by a judicial secretary regarding the judge’s decision, and if approved, please contact CourtCall to schedule your telephonic appearance. Please do not assume that if you received pre-approval for a prior court hearing that all future court dates are pre-approved also. Witnesses may not appear via CourtCall.
Waiver RequestIf 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.
Please contact the Court several weeks prior to your hearing date.
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).