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Judge Dees' Zoom Video Conference Access Information

***UPDATED - Effective May 12, 2020***

During the COVID-19 outbreak, Judge Dees is conducting many hearings via videoconferencing using the Zoom platform. Judge Dees will “host” the Zoom videoconference. For most dockets, Judge Dees will have two videoconference feeds, one for morning hearings (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) and one for afternoon hearings (1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.). All morning hearings (beginning prior to 12:00 p.m.) will use the morning sign-in credentials. All afternoon hearings (beginning at or after 1:30 p.m.) will use the afternoon sign-in credentials. Each day and each session will have different sign-in credentials, which cannot be transferred. Each session’s sign-in credentials will be provided by Judge Dees' Judicial Assistant, Tasha Shipman, in advance of the hearings. Judge Dees is now using the waiting room feature. All parties and participants will be admitted into the "courtroom" as quickly as possible after login, to insure open access to the "courtroom". Remember, you will likely be entering the "courtroom" in the middle of another hearing. As such, please enter with your video and microphone OFF. As soon as your case is called, please turn on your video feed only. Please remember to login at least five (5) minutes prior to your scheduled hearing, to account for any technical difficulties, which may be encountered.

Please remember to keep your microphone muted when entering the Zoom "meeting" (hearing). Judge Dees will announce your case, and perform a role call based upon the names and faces she is able to see. If you are calling in without a "login name" viewable, you will be asked to identify yourself, because only a telephone number will be viewable to the host. Whenever possible, please use your full name as your login name and have the camera feature enabled. These simple steps allow the docket to move more effectively.

Business casual attire is appropriate for Zoom court hearings during the COVID-19 outbreak.

If you have any difficulties, please contact Judge Dees' Judicial Assistant, Tasha Shipman.

Thank you for your understanding.

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