REMOTE APPEARANCES PERMITTED (In-Person appearances are preferred as noted below)
Ex Parte calendars (provided proposed Orders are submitted to the Court before the calendar begins);All criminal calendars (in person preferred or as Court-directed) EXCEPT:
> Defendants shall appear in person as directed by the court (e.g., as part of their conditions of release or supplemental 3.4 orders entered in the case);> Defendants shall appear in person for all therapeutic court hearings unless otherwise approved by the Court;> Defendants shall appear in person for criminal Arraignments;> Defendants shall appear in person for any bail hearing;> Defendants shall appear in person for any request to quash a warrant;> Defendants shall appear in person for trials;> Defendants shall appear in person for change of plea hearings; and> Defendants shall appear in person for sentencing hearings.
Juvenile Dependency calendars;Civil Protection Order calendars (in-person is encouraged); Weekly Civil Motions, Probate, Guardianship, and Guardianship Delinquency calendars;Friday Departmental calendars (In-person is preferred when possible);Adoption calendars;Weekly Involuntary Treatment/Mental Health calendars;Domestic Presiding Judge calendars; and,Weekly Minor Guardianship calendar (in-person is strongly preferred and encouraged).
REMOTE APPEARANCES REQUIRED (Remote appearances are required unless exception is requested and Court approved - see below)
All Settlement Conferences (in-person will be permitted only on case-by-case basis and only upon prior approval by the Court).
IN-PERSON APPEARANCES REQUIRED (Unless exception is requested and Court approved - see below)
Jury and Bench trials, regardless of case type;All Special Set hearings;Specified criminal calendars noted above, INCLUDING:
> Defendants shall appear in person as directed by the court (e.g., as part of their conditions of release or supplemental 3.4 orders
entered in the case);
> Defendants shall appear in person for all therapeutic court hearings unless otherwise approved by the Court;
> Defendants shall appear in person for criminal Arraignments;
> Defendants shall appear in person for any bail hearing;
> Defendants shall appear in person for any request to quash a warrant;
> Defendants shall appear in person for trials;
> Defendants shall appear in person for change of plea hearings; and
> Defendants shall appear in person for sentencing hearings.
Juvenile Offender calendars (Absent express approval by the Court);Parentage/Paternity calendars;Pro Se Dissolution hearings; Weekly Domestic Relations Motions calendars; and,State/Civil Contempt calendars.
Requests to make remote appearances on calendars requiring in-person appearances shall be made via Cognito form no later than noon, five (5) business days prior to your scheduled hearing. The Cognito form may be found HERE. This will provide sufficient time for the applicable judicial officer to review your request and provide a response either confirming or denying approval. Telephonic requests for remote appearances will not be accepted. The Court will email a decision at least two (2) business days in advance of your hearing.
Requests for remote appearances shall include confirmation that other parties in the individual case have been advised of the request and that they (1) agree, (2) oppose, or (3) take no position regarding the request.Requests for remote hearings shall include the reason for the request. Requests must be based on specific, extenuating circumstances that prohibit your personal appearance, such as: > Medical conditions necessitating isolation or separation from others; > Mobility issues which limit transportation to-and-from the Courthouse and/or public Courthouse navigation; and/or, > Out-of-State residents without the financial means to travel to Kitsap County.Approved requests are made on a one-time/one-hearing basis unless expressly authorized in writing by the judicial officer. Absent an extended authorization, a request will need to be made for each hearing.Judicial officers retain independent discretion to approve remote appearances on an emergency basis outside of the established timelines, above, as-to their respective, individual calendars.Requests will be tracked by frequency and requestor name to ensure no one abuses this exception.
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.
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.
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