Remote Appearance Information
The Orange County Superior Court offers the opportunity to appear remotely in various case types. To locate information regarding available options, select the applicable case type link below. The public is encouraged to take advantage of remote appearance opportunities to reduce travel time, parking cost and potential hearing delays.
Members of the public should also check the Local Rules of Court posted on the court’s website as well as department rules, if available, for additional details.
|Case Type||Click Here For Details|
||Appeals & Records|
Small Claims (Civil)
|Civil COVID-19 Response|
||Civil COVID-19 Response|
|Civil Unlimited and Complex||Civil Remote Hearings - Video Appearance|
|Criminal||In-person appearances are required, except for appearances in Dept. CJ1 and remote appearances approved by the courtroom. Contact the assigned court clerk to request a remote appearance.|
|Dependent Adult Abuse||Probate & Mental Health COVID-19 Response|
|Family Law||Family Law|
|Juvenile Court||Juvenile Court hearings are conducted with in-person appearances by parties, attorneys, and other persons entitled to be present unless approved for remote appearance by the Juvenile Court Judge.
Juvenile Court does not broadcast or livestream any proceeding for remote public viewing.
For further information and instructions on how to submit a request to appear remotely in a juvenile court proceeding, please Click here:
|Juvenile Court Traffic||Juvenile court traffic arraignments are scheduled as remote appearances. Click below for further instructions:
Juvenile Court COVID-19 Response
|Probate/Mental Health||Probate & Mental Health|
|Small Claims||Civil COVID-19 Response
|Traffic||Traffic arraignments are scheduled as remote appearances. Click below for instructions and to access the link to appear remotely:
Traffic court trials are scheduled as in-person appearances.