Zoom Court Hearings

Zoom court hearings are live, two-way video conferencing between the judge and other participants in the courtroom proceeding. No photography or recording of court sessions is allowed. Zoom allows anyone with an Internet connection and webcam to appear in a courtroom anywhere in the world as though they were physically there.

This could be useful if you live far away from the courthouse, cannot take time off from work, or have transportation issues. You can also use Zoom court hearings to attend court proceedings that you would otherwise be unable to physically attend due to a disability.

Tips for an Effective and Productive Zoom Hearing
When you have an upcoming court hearing, there are a few things you can do to make sure that your hearing goes as smoothly as possible. By following these tips, you can help make sure your Zoom court hearing is productive and effective.

1. Test your technology in advance
Make sure you have a reliable Internet connection and that your camera and microphone are properly working. You can also log into the Zoom meeting early so you can familiarize yourself with the interface and make sure everything is working correctly.

2. Dress appropriately
Even though you're not physically appearing in court, it's still important to dress professionally. This will help you feel more confident and respectful during the hearing.

3. Be prepared
Have all of your documents and evidence organized and ready to present. This will make it easier for you to access everything you need during the hearing.

4. Pay attention to your body language
Since the camera will be focused on you during the hearing, it's important to be aware of your body language. Sit straight, make eye contact with the person speaking, and avoid fidgeting or playing with objects in your hands.

5. Speak clearly and slowly
Since there is a slight delay in Zoom meetings, it's important to speak slowly and clearly so that everyone can understand you. Pausing between sentences can also be helpful. 

6. Follow the court's rules
Make sure you are familiar with the court's rules for Zoom hearings before your meeting. This will help ensure that everything runs smoothly and efficiently.

Permission to Appear by Zoom
Shelton Municipal Court Zoom information is not published and permission must be given for appearance in Court via Zoom. However, all court proceedings are public, and the courtroom is always open to the public to attend when in session. No photography or recording of court sessions is allowed.