Video Appearance Links

Superior Court's Video appearance platform is 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:

Monday DV/VAPO Dockets

In person -- Personal appearance required unless special arrangements are made with the court.

Settlement Conferences

Held in person at Lewis County Superior Court.

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.

Wednesday Family Law Docket at 10:00 am

1:30 Minor Guardianship docket

Personal appearance is required for family law contempt motions unless video appearance approved by court, other family law motion participants are encouraged to utilize video appearance.

Video appearance is encouraged for Minor Guardianship participants unless otherwise directed by the court.

Thursday Dependency Dockets

Video appearance is encouraged. ARY and Juvenile Intakes will be via Video Conference.

Friday Family Law Dockets

Video appearance is encouraged with the exception of family law contempt cases, which require in- person appearance unless video appearance has been authorized by the court.

Criteria for Video Appearance for Judges Dockets

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 Sentencing 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

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.

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.

If you are waiting in a room for more than 5 minuets please check with the court.

Commissioner Mitchell

Meeting link: Here
Meeting number: 146 415 2684
Password: 3TtM335biF3


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 Lawler

Meeting link: Here
Meeting number: 146 503 0542
Password: AYuBcJNB322


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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 Toynbee

Meeting link :Here
Meeting number: 146 576 5578
Password: 2M5tvVscUn4


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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 O'Rourke

Meeting link: Here
Meeting number: 146 666 4817
Password: BjJarpwW856


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Join by video system Dial 1466664817@lewiscountywa.webex.com
You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.
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Access code: 146 666 4817

Court Administrator for Trial Assignment Docket: (Fridays at 8:30 am)

Meeting link: Here
Meeting number: 146 714 2214
Password: hYRzJhUP935


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