Phone: (415) 444-7040
Location: Civic Center, Hall of Justice, Room 113
Office Hours: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Participation in CourtCall Appearances
Except as otherwise stated below, and subject to the Court's right to amend this list, parties or counsel shall have the option of appearing by telephone in case management and probate proceedings:
The following hearing types are not eligible for telephonic appearances:
Other Rules And Procedures
The Court reserves the authority, at any time, to reject any CourtCall appearance. When the Court rejects a request for telephonic appearance, it shall order a refund of deposited telephonic appearance fees and notify CourtCall.
The Court reserves the authority to halt the telephonic hearing on any matter and order a personal appearance at a later date and time, in which instance no refund of fees is ordered.
If a matter is continued prior to the actual hearing date, the prior filing of a Request for CourtCall Appearance form shall remain valid and in effect for the continued date of the hearing.
Existing rules and procedures regarding the making of the record by a court reporter or electronic device or obtaining a transcript after the hearing shall apply to hearings at which CourtCall appearances are made. No recordings may be made of telephonic appearances except in compliance with California Rules of Court.
Parties electing to make a CourtCall appearance shall serve on all other parties in the case the Request for CourtCall Appearance form, fax a copy of the form to CourtCall, and pay the CourtCall appearance fee in the method prescribed, not less than three (3) court business days before the hearing date.
Parties choosing to make a CourtCall appearance shall include the phrase "CourtCall Telephone Appearance" below the title of the moving or opposing papers.
All parties making a CourtCall appearance shall:
Parties making CourtCall appearances shall call the designated toll free teleconference line approximately 15 minutes prior to the scheduled hearing time and check-in with CourtCall. Any party calling after the check-in period shall be considered late for the hearing and shall be sanctioned in the same manner as if personally appearing late for the hearing.
Parties appearing telephonically shall state their names for the record each time they speak and shall participate in the appearance with the same degree of courtesy and courtroom decorum as is required for a personal appearance. Disruptive behavior on the CourtCall line will not be tolerated by the Court.
Contact Information for CourtCall
Parties interested in using CourtCall to make telephonic appearances may obtain a copy of the "Request for CourtCall Appearance" form from CourtCall at (888) 882-6878. This form will include detailed instructions on the program. CourtCall's website address is www.courtcall.com.