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Learn about the Virtual Court Service Center

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The Virtual Court Service Center is open for intakes Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. The Virtual Court Service Center provides:

  • Limited assistance by phone or video.
  • Court users with legal information, screens self-represented litigants for eligibility for Court Service Center services, and makes referrals to one of the seven (7) local Court Service Centers and/or community/legal aid services. 

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How do I connect with the Virtual Court Service Center?

To connect with the Virtual Court Service Center, you can join the daily Zoom Meeting to receive help with legal information, court forms, and referrals to legal and community-based organizations. 

Here is how you can join the Virtual Court Service Center through Zoom:

The Virtual Court Service Center is open for intakes Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. After 12 p.m., if you have questions about your current court case or you want to start a new case, please contact your local courthouse.

Prefer to meet in person?

Visit any of our local Court Service Centers Tuesday or Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

What services does the Virtual Court Service Center provide?

Court Service Centers CAN:

  • Answer basic questions
  • Connect you to one of the seven (7) local Court Service Centers
  • Refer you to community resources
  • Provide you an interpreter at your request​
  • Refer you to the local Court Service Centers for further assistance either in-person or virtually

Court Service Centers CANNOT:

  • Give legal advice
  • Represent you in court
  • Assist you if you have a lawyer

What if I have an emergency?

If you have an EMERGENCY:

  • Visit our Virtual Court Service Center Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; or
  • Visit one of the local Court Service Center locations on Tuesday and Thursday ONLY, 8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.; 2 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.; or
  • Contact the Clerk or Registry nearest you to be connected to us.

How to download the Zoom app

The best way to get help from the Court Service Centers is by using the Zoom app or connecting to Zoom via link/browser. Courts are also using Zoom, so it will be good for you to practice. The Zoom app is available on both computers and phones (Android and iPhone).

To download the phone app:

a) Go to your app store

b) Look for “Zoom Cloud Meetings”                                                                

c) Click download

 

To download the computer app:

a) Go to https://zoom.us/download.

b) Click the download button for “Zoom Client for Meetings”.

c) Follow the instructions to install.

 

After you download, you can create an account with Zoom, or sign in with Google or Facebook.

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