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.
Pursuant to Chief Judge Graham's Third Order Declaring Judicial Emergency, court is now closed to the public and only matters deemed to be essential will be held in-person. All other matters will be held via video conference or continued. Matters held by video conference will be live streamed on our YouTube channel, linked below. Also pursuant to Chief Judge Grahams emergency order regarding Walker County on November 30, 2020, the Walker County Courthouse is closed until Monday, December 7, 2020. All hearings in Walker County Juvenile Court scheduled for the week of November 30 are continued. Please contact your attorney, DFCS Casemanager, DJJ probation officer or the Court if you have. questions about your hearing.
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.
Notice is hereby given that the Walker County Juvenile Court will hold video conference Dependency Hearings on January 27, 2021 beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Video Conference hearings will be Live Streamed on our YouTube channel.