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​REMOTE ACCESS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Kitsap County Superior Court is utilizing the Zoom platform for conducting calendars and settlement conferences.  While the Kitsap County Courthouse remains open to the public, in most cases parties should appear via Zoom or telephonically, unless impossible to do so.  Please note: Defendants summoned for criminal Arraignments must appear in person. To be clear, unless you have been given specific instructions otherwise or are a party summoned for a Criminal Arraignment, there is no expectation that you will personally appear at the Kitsap County Courthouse.  To the contrary, the expectation is that all parties except those noted above will appear remotely.

A tutorial and instructions for Zoom are found HERE.  Zoom also has a number of help articles and video tutorials available HERE.  Please be sure to test your connection and audio well in advance of your hearing.  You can join a test meeting at: https://zoom.us/test.  First time users may be prompted to download the Zoom software, and should plan accordingly.

All participants are reminded you are appearing in a virtual courtroom.  Your demeanor and your surroundings should reflect the serious nature of court proceedings.  There is no lessening of appearance standards, especially for Officers of the Court (attorneys, interpreters, guardians ad litem, etc.).  This, of course, also applies to the bench.
  • All proceedings are recorded by the Court.​ PERSONAL RECORDING AND/OR RE-POSTING OF ZOOM COURT PROCEEDINGS BY ANYONE IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED WITHOUT THE EXPRESS PERMISSION OF THE COURT (Emergency Administrative Order 2020-27).
  • All audio is muted upon entry.  If on the phone, use *6 to mute/unmute your audio.
  • Turn audio and video on while the Judge calls the calendar.  Turn audio off once the calendar has been called. 
  • Parties should mute/turn video off when their matter is not being heard.
  • If you are late joining and miss the Judge's calling of the calendar, please remain quiet until the case is called or until the Judge polls the courtroom again.
  • You may be placed in a Zoom "waiting room" until admitted into the proceedings by the Judge or Court Staff.  Remain in the waiting room.  We are aware of your presence and will admit you when ready.  
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A MATTER ON THE CALENDAR AND ARE JOINING AS AN OBSERVER VIA ZOOM:
  • Please identify yourself as an observer when logging in (i.e. OBSERVER). 
  • All audio and video are to be turned off for the duration of the hearing/calendar.
  • Inappropriate or disruptive behavior by any Court observer will result in the observer’s immediate removal from the Zoom hearing room.  The observer may be prohibited from observing any further Zoom hearings/calendars.

​TO JOIN ZOOM MEETING


Use this link and enter the appropriate Meeting ID: https://zoom.us/j

OR:


For those calling in by phone, simply dial 
any one of the following Zoom access numbers and enter the appropriate Meeting ID and Passcode (located below).  Remember, video participants will see the number you are calling from unless you first dial *67 when calling Zoom.

  • (253) 215-8782 
  • (346) 248-7799
  • (669) 900-9128
  • (312) 626-6799
  • (646) 558-8656
  • (301) 715-8592

WHAT TO DO IF YOU WANT TO APPEAR BY TELEPHONE AND NOT USE ZOOM:  You are not required to use Zoom. You may choose to appear for your hearing by telephone instead; however, please note that other parties and participants (potentially including the judicial officer) will be on Zoom and your audio participation in the hearing will be observed by those using Zoom. 

If you choose to appear by telephone, please email the Court Scheduler with the following information: NAME, CASE NUMBER, HEARING DATE & TIME, and TELEPHONE NUMBER where you can be reached for the hearing.  You will be called from the courtroom at the number provided when your case is ready to be heard.  Please remember that you may not receive the call right at the outset of the calendar and you must remain available to the phone at any time while the calendar is being heard; this could be up to 2-3 hours.  If you do not answer when the Court calls you, it will be considered a non-appearance and the Court may proceed accordingly.

Jury trials will be hosted as a Zoom Webinar.  If you are a trial participant, it is vital that you identify yourself by name when entering the Zoom Webinar so that you can be identified by the Court as a participant. 

If you wish to observe a jury trial, you will join the Zoom Webinar as an attendee.  Zoom requires that an email address be provided in order to attend a Zoom Webinar.  If you do not wish to use your own name and/or email, you may enter "Observer" for your name and use KITSAPCOURTOBSERVATION@GMAIL.COM.

Judge's Departmental Calendars, trials, and special set hearings will be assigned Zoom information on a day to day basis. 
As always, courtroom/Zoom assignments will be posted to the website by the end of business the day prior to the hearing.  Please refer to the Today's Calendar link on the homepage for information.  If you are unable to locate the Zoom information by 8:00 a.m. on the date of your hearing, please email for assistance.

​​​Courtroom 206 
ZOOM Meeting ID: 704-178-9779 / Meeting Passcode: 206
These calendars will use this Zoom information, regardless of in which courtroom the calendar is physically located:

Parentage Calendar
Pro Se Dissolution Calendar
Support Modifications
Civil Contempt Calendar
Domestic Relations Calendar

Domestic Violence Protection Orders & Unlawful Harassment Hearings
(Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. - Meeting ID: 971-6030-3815 / Passcode: 206)
Courtroom 212 
ZOOM Meeting ID: 844-838-2191 / Meeting Passcode: 212
These calendars will use this Zoom information, regardless of in which courtroom the calendar is physically located:

Daily Criminal Calendars
​Courtroom 268 
ZOOM Meeting ID: 837-6022-7282 / Meeting Passcode: 268


​Courtroom 269
ZOOM Meeting ID: 884-1439-7681 / Meeting Passcode: 269
These calendars will use this Zoom information, regardless of in which courtroom the calendar is physically located:

Daily Ex Parte
Courtroom 270
ZOOM Meeting ID: 905-776-2125 / Meeting Passcode: 270
These calendars will use this Zoom information, regardless of in which courtroom the calendar is physically located:

Residential DOSA Calendar
Courtroom 271
ZOOM Meeting ID: 670-362-3825 / Meeting Passcode: 271
These calendars will use this Zoom information, regardless of in which courtroom the calendar is physically located:

Civil Motions Calendar
​Courtroom 272
ZOOM Meeting ID: 893-1928-9679 / Meeting Passcode: 272
These calendars will use this Zoom information, regardless of in which courtroom the calendar is physically located:

Probate and Guardianship Calendar

Juvenile Offender
ZOOM Meeting ID: 896-0662-5262 / Meeting Passcode: 433
These calendars will use this Zoom information, regardless of in which courtroom the calendar is physically located:

Daily Juvenile Offender
Juvenile Dependency
Email for Zoom Meeting Information 
NO PASSCODE REQUIRED - WAITING ROOM ENABLED
Adult Drug Courts
These calendars will use this Zoom information, regardless of in which courtroom the calendar is physically located:

Wednesday Drug Court Meeting ID: 512-782-721
Thursday AM Drug Court Meeting ID: 450-155-587
Thursday PM Drug Court Meeting ID: 105-366-825
Friday Veterans Court Meeting ID: 986-220-659
Family Dependency Drug Court Meeting ID: Email Request
NO PASSCODE REQUIRED - WAITING ROOM ENABLED


NEED HELP USING ZOOM? If you have any problems using Zoom, please contact Jessica Robison.