Court Appearances by Telephone
The authorized teleconference call company CourtCall, LLC was awarded a Master License Agreement effective March 20, 2006 by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
Upon approval from the chambers of the judge assigned to the case, attorneys may appear telephonically by arranging a telephone appearance through CourtCall, by calling at (866) 582-6878 not later than 3:00 p.m. the court day prior to the hearing date. CourtCall will provide attorneys with written confirmation of the telephonic appearance and a number to call to make the appearance.
The initial charge per participant for a CourtCall appearance is $25.00 for the first 45 minutes and $6.50 for each additional 15 minute increment thereafter. If a party does not dial into CourtCall 10 minutes prior to a scheduled hearing, they will still be billed for the telephone call and the hearing.
To ensure the quality of the record, the use of cellular phones, speaker phones, telephone booths or phones in other public places is prohibited except in the most extreme emergencies.