Please see the Documents page for a copy of this Court's Order Regarding Judicial Emergency that is currently in effect (includes the Chief Justice's Order Declaring a Statewide Judicial Emergency), a copy of the Chief Justice's first order extending the Judicial Emergency, and a copy of the Supreme Court's Order modifying the Juvenile Court Rule regarding video-conferencing hearings. The Chief Justice's second order extending the Judicial Emergency is now available. May 19, 2020
Juvenile Court's Modified Order Regarding Judicial Emergency (including the Chief Judge's Order Establishing Guidelines for In-Person Court Proceedings Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit and this Court's Memo Regarding Participating in Court Hearings Via Video Conferencing) is now available.
We will be using Zoom to video conference hearings. Sign up here: https://zoom.us
You can set up a free account and that will allow all lawyers and parties to "Zoom In" and participate in our hearings.
For more information on participating in hearings via video conferencing, see this Court's Memo Regarding Participating in Hearings Via Video Conference on the Documents Page.
Note: The Judge's audio comes through the Courtroom feed along with all other in-person participants. Be sure to select "Gallery View" on your Zoom feed for the best video-conference experience.
Court is now open to the public once again (assuming there is room in the courtroom with proper social distancing for all who want to be present). Therefore, Court will no longer be live streamed on Youtube unless a particular hearing has to be closed because of lack of room. In that event, notice will be posted here as soon as possible and anyone at the courthouse will be instructed on how to access live streaming.
When you log into Zoom while entering the waiting room, you will have the opportunity to enter your name. When logging in with a mobile device, if you don't enter a name, the name of your device shows up in the waiting room. We have no way of knowing who is in the waiting room if you don't add your name. Please be sure to enter your name so that we can make sure you are let into the meeting when your hearing starts.