Superior Court Video Appearance is now by WebEx Updated 12/28/20

Superior Court has transitioned their Video appearance platform from Zoom to WebEx, all links are provided below. Due to Covid-19, we are encouraging video appearance as much as possible.

There are certain hearings that require personal appearances - please check information below or contact Court Administration if you have questions or need Judge approval for any confidential matters at 360-740-1333 ext 2 or 3:

Criteria for Video appearance for Commissioner Dockets / Courtroom #4: (Determine if you are allowed to appear via video first and then scroll down for links and protocol)

Monday DV/VAPO Dockets - Video appearance is encouraged as much as possible

Settlement Conferences will be held via video conference.

Wednesday Disso docket at 9:00 am will be in person. Participants encouraged to include Affidavit of Jurisdictional Testimony with their final documents in lieu of personal appearance for entry of final dissolution . Video Appearance for the 10:00 Docket is encouraged.

Thursday Dependency Dockets -Video appearance is encouraged. ARY and Juvenile Intakes will be via Video Conference.

Friday Family Law Dockets: Parties are encouraged to use video conference for hearings

Criteria for Video Appearance for Judges Dockets: (Determine if you are allowed to appear via first and then scroll down for links and protocol)

Jury trials are suspended until March 1, 2021, at this time. Bench and Fact Finding Hearings can be held depending on number of participants needing to be present in the courtroom.

Tuesday Juvenile Dockets will continue as usual, via Video Conference for in custody defendants, out of custody will continue to be available in person, but encouraged to utilize video appearance.

Criminal special set hearings such as Suppression hearings/ Plea and Sentencings will be in person unless otherwise authorized by court other hearings will be heard via WebEx.

Thursday Criminal Docket, cases such as Arraignment and Trial setting/Reset of Trial/Trial Confirmations and Mental Health Reviews will all be in person. Omnibus Hearings and setting of hearings, are all encouraged to appear via video conference. Review Cases will be determined on a case by case - contact Court Administration to seek approval for Review Hearings.
Counsel would need to be present if their clients are present. In custody defendants will appear via video unless in person arrangements are made. Warrant cases are in person appearances.

Friday Civil Docket : Participants are encouraged to appear via Video Conference as much as possible. Guardianship docket can be held via personal appearance however video appearance is preferred.

TRIAL ASSIGNMENT DOCKET for Fridays with Court Administration will be conducted via Video Conference . WebEx link below or click here.

*******Please make sure you are signing into the correct link below based on who the Judicial Officer is for your hearing. Each Judge has their own link*******

Courtroom Protocol for Participants in Court Hearings Conducted by Video Conference:

- All participants are to be dressed appropriately for court.

- Distractions must be avoided

- All participants must act as if they are in an actual courtroom.

- Participants should avoid getting up and moving away from the camera during a hearing

- People who are not involved in the hearing and pets must not come into the camera view

- Participants must control background noise (which can easily be done by muting their microphone unless they are speaking).

- Participants must be aware of their visual backgrounds. There should be no offensive or distracting backgrounds visible and there must not be any messages conveyed to the court or other participants. WebEx has a feature for adding a virtual background if the actual background is not appropriate for the proceeding.

- Behavior during a hearing should be that expected in a courtroom

- The judge will direct the hearing and ask for certain participants to speak in turn

- Participants must behave respectfully, avoiding facial or hand gestures that could be interpreted as agreeing or disagreeing with a speaker or conveying a message

- In short, participants should remember that while they are not in a courtroom, they are in a “virtual” courtroom and must act appropriately.

Below are the links you will need for video appearances:

*******Please make sure you are signing into the correct link below based on who the Judicial Officer is for your hearing. Each Judge has their own link*******

Commissioner Mitchell: WebEx Link

Meeting link: lewiscountywa.webex.com/lewiscountywa/j.php?MTID=mc0f45ce4316a65eac4c71808902a6fff

Meeting number: 146 415 2684

Password:3TtM335biF3

Host key:572064

More ways to join

Join by video system Dial 1464152684@lewiscountywa.webex.com

You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

Join by phone+1-415-655-0001 US Toll Access code: 146 415 2684

Judge Toynbee: WebEx Link

Meeting link :https://lewiscountywa.webex.com/lewiscountywa/j.php?MTID=m04871ce52e780ab0e79100195fa9edf6

Meeting number: 146 576 5578

Password:2M5tvVscUn4

Host key:984751

More ways to join

Join by video system Dial 1465765578@lewiscountywa.webex.com

You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number

.Join by phone+1-415-655-0001 US Toll Access code: 146 576 5578

Judge Lawler: WebEx Link

Meeting link: https://lewiscountywa.webex.com/lewiscountywa/j.php?MTID=m4167cc295dce7faa2768b2b52129533a

Meeting number:146 503 0542

Password:AYuBcJNB322

Host key:875929

More ways to join

Join by video system Dial 1465030542@lewiscountywa.webex.com

You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number

Join by phone+1-415-655-0001 US Toll

Access code: 146 503 0542

Judge O'Rourke: WebEx Link

Meeting link: https://lewiscountywa.webex.com/lewiscountywa/j.php?MTID=mf34cb595294736b8ae3d04ad8acab4d7

Meeting number:146 666 4817

Password:BjJarpwW856

Host key:672669

More ways to join

Join by video system Dial 1466664817@lewiscountywa.webex.com

You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

Join by phone+1-415-655-0001 US Toll

Access code: 146 666 4817

Court Administrator for Trial Assignment Docket: (Fridays at 8:30 am) WebEx Link click here

Meeting link: https://lewiscountywa.webex.com/lewiscountywa/j.php?MTID=mcd58a28a8413108131a140cc08fd462f

Meeting number:146 714 2214

Password:hYRzJhUP935

Host key:424113

More ways to join

Join by video system Dial 1467142214@lewiscountywa.webex.com

You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

Join by phone+1-415-655-0001 US Toll

Access code: 146 714 2214

Thank you,

Susie Palmateer, Administrator

Lewis County Superior Court

345 W. Main St, 4th Floor

Chehalis, WA 98532

(360) 740-1333 ext 3

Susie.Palmateer@lewiscountywa.gov

Posted: December 11, 2020