Walker County schools are closed Tuesday, January 18, 2022 for weather. Therefore, all cases scheduled for Truancy Diversion Court are being continued to February 22, 2022 at the same times as scheduled for January 18.
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 the Judicial Emergency Orders now in place, Juvenile Court is open to the public; therefore, we will no longer be live-streaming court on YouTube. Although the public is welcome to attend all open hearings in Juvenile Court, we will be following the guidelines set forth by the Superior Court regarding amount of people allowed in the courtroom, maintaining social distancing and enforcing face covering rules. In the event too many members of the public wish to attend court for any giving case, we will exclude an appropriate number of people and livestream on YouTube for that particular hearing. If you have any questions, please contact the Court.
Parties and their attorneys may attend most hearings either in-person or by Zoom. The Court will consult parties and attorneys regarding full in-person hearings and schedule accordingly, taking into account the guidelines and the desires of participants.
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.
When and if the public is excluded from court proceedings requiring a livestream, notice will be given here.