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Tips for Preparing and Participating in a Virtual Court Proceeding

No electronic recordings, video, still photography or audio capture of the live stream is allowed without the permission of the court.

The Judges in DeKalb County have chosen to use Zoom for remote court appearances. The following steps will guide you to participating in a Zoom meeting.

Remote Court Appearance Instructions

If you do NOT have a Zoom account set up, follow these instructions:
(There are instructions below if you already have a Zoom account).

  1. You need Zoom on your device:
    • If you are using your smart phone, iPad, tablet, etc.:
      • Search the App store for Zoom
      • Download the free Zoom app to your phone, iPad, tablet, etc. by clicking on the Get button. (The Zoom app is a light blue background with a white video camera on it.)
    • If you are using a PC:
      • Navigate to Zoom.us and click on the orange button that says “Sign Up, It’s Free”. Zoom asks for your date of birth and the screen states that “this data will not be stored”. After you enter you date of birth, click Continue.
      • Enter your email address and click the Sign Up Button.
      • Zoom will send an email to your email address that you have to open and click on Verify to activate your Zoom account.
  2. Open the Zoom app or icon.
  3. Press/click on Join a Meeting.
  4. Enter the Meeting ID in the Meeting ID box.
  5. Press/click the Join button.
  6. Press/click Join with Video.
  7. Press/click Call using internet Audio.
  8. You will be placed in a virtual waiting room.
  9. Once the judge admits you, you will be joined into the meeting.
  10. Please be sure that your name is listed as your proper name. To change your name, follow these instructions if you are using your phone, iPad, tablet:
    • Press Participants
    • Press your name in the list of participants
    • Press the Rename button
    • Type your name in the box and press Done
    • Press Close
  11. If you are using a PC, follow these instructions to change your name:
    • Hover your mouse over your picture. Two blue boxes will appear in the upper right corner of your picture.
    • Click on the blue box with the three dots (…).
    • Click on Rename
    • Enter your proper name
    • Click OK.
  12. You should Mute your microphone until it is your turn to speak. This will prevent any background noise in the meeting.

 

If you have a Zoom account already, follow these instructions:
  1. Open the Zoom app or icon.
  2. Press/click on Join a Meeting.
  3. Enter the Meeting ID in the Meeting ID box.
  4. Press/click the Join button.
  5. Press/click Join with Video.
  6. Press/click Call using internet Audio.
  7. You will be placed in a virtual waiting room.
  8. Once the judge admits you, you will be joined into the meeting.
  9. Please be sure that your name is listed as your proper name. To change your name, follow these instructions if you are using your phone, iPad, tablet:
    • Press Participants
    • Press your name in the list of participants
    • Press the Rename button
    • Type your name in the box and press Done
    • Press Close
  10. If you are using a PC, follow these instructions to change your name: Hover your mouse over your picture. Two blue boxes will appear in the upper right corner of your picture.
    • Click on the blue box with the three dots (…).
    • Click on Rename
    • Enter your proper name
    • Click OK.
  11. You should Mute your microphone until it is your turn to speak. This will prevent any background noise in the meeting.

 

When you are ready to Leave the meeting, follow these instructions:
  1. Press/click the Leave button:
    • On a phone, iPad, tablet, the Leave button is in the upper right hand corner.
    • On a PC, the Leave button is in the lower right hand corner.
  2. If the Judge ends the meeting, you do not need to use the Leave button.

 

Here is the list of Meeting ID’s and a link to YouTube:

 

Judge Waller, Presiding –Courtroom 300

Zoom appearances by permission from the court ONLY. To appear remotely in front of Judge Waller please call in to 815-217-0480. Please call in 5 minutes ahead of your scheduled court appearance and place yourself on mute until your case is called.

Personal Meeting Room ID: 634 979 0734
Password: 12345
Link: https://zoom.us/j/6349790734?pwd=eHpuYjhrWU1vaWhWdjNIb21WcWtyZz09

Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVwdpPRJxffdjWiC1QXdGjw

 

Bond Call

Personal Meeting Room ID: 746 235 4402
Password: 12345
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7462354402?pwd=elNjdDBWc0FoR0EvSzNtNkR4eXN1UT09

Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq9ojDaCGXzJzrnmM4udYhg
or
Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1BTRqfkq9L2yhu0LtQUWWQ

or

Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXZhM2dqSWZ8TT8xpGw9zXg

Courtroom 100 – Livestream

 

Courtroom 220 – Livestream

 

Judge Buick – Courtroom 220

Personal Meeting Room ID: 510 015 7432
Password: 12345
Link: https://zoom.us/j/5100157432?pwd=VGxaQ0poS0xjbWFaWCt2bE11eTdBdz09

Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1BTRqfkq9L2yhu0LtQUWWQ

 

Judge Doherty – Courtroom 100

Personal Meeting Room ID: 544 955 9728
Password: 12345
Link: https://zoom.us/j/5449559728?pwd=TGdGaVhaZTg1N2syOG1tOW42U2dSQT09

Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnj6WLmXrnry9zQmV2wyiFw

 

Judge Matekaitis – Courtroom 330

Personal Meeting Room ID: 204 737 1759
Password: 12345
Link: https://zoom.us/j/2047371759?pwd=OEw4UEhBdHVCRzJTc1VTMnlTTDllQT09

Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdot1ULCRxcw1rxkG4LWfOQ

 

Judge Montgomery – Courtroom 210

Personal Meeting Room ID: 788 729 4927
Password: 12345
Link: https://zoom.us/j/7887294927?pwd=eEVFVGJLdFVJcVZPN0VlYkNlajZUdz09

Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq9ojDaCGXzJzrnmM4udYhg

 

Judge Pedersen – Courtroom 230

Personal Meeting Room ID: 936 331 7877
Password: 12345
Link: https://zoom.us/j/9363317877?pwd=K2xoejFsc2oyRVhOUzh3SDYzdUF5Zz09

Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXZhM2dqSWZ8TT8xpGw9zXg

 

Judge Voiland – Courtroom 200

Personal Meeting Room ID: 864 920 8888
Password: 12345
Link: https://zoom.us/j/8649208888?pwd=QVlBbTZJN0tyY0JNWVF0WVJackZ2Zz09

Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQy8VgPV3E8K57KoCcflyWQ

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