Remote Appearances

Last Updated: 03/24/2022 3:07 pm

Appearing remotely at hearings is an efficient alternative creating time saving efficiencies for litigants and attorneys. It also enhances public access to court proceedings through technology to the courts. The Riverside Superior Court currently uses Zoom as its remote appearance platform. Zoom can be utilized through a computer, tablet, telephone, cellphone, or other electronic or communications device.

Unless a local rule is adopted, CCP 367.75 and California Rules of Court, rule 3.672 govern the procedures in remote proceedings.

In the panels below, you can find information for each case type and instructions when attending remotely at hearings.

Effective March 7, 2022:  The court has transitioned from Webex to the Zoom platform for remote appearances in all case types.

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Appearing Remotely in Civil

The court strongly encourages parties and counsel to appear remotely for non-evidentiary hearings in civil. Under Cal. Rules of Court, rule, 3.672, the court has adopted local rule 3132 (pdf ) for non-evidentiary hearings (hearings with no oral testimony) such as hearings on motions, case management proceedings, and hearings in response to orders to show cause other than those for contempt.

Appearing Remotely for a Non-Evidentiary Hearing under Local Rule 3132
Persons intending to appear remotely shall notify all opposing parties of their intention to appear remotely days before the hearing.

  • Notice may be given before each hearing; alternately, a party may give notice that they intend to appear remotely at all non-evidentiary hearings for the duration of the case.
  • Notice to the opposing party may be given informally, including by telephone, email, or text message.
  • The parties may stipulate either orally or in writing to waive notice of any other parties’ remote appearance.
  • No advance notice to the court of the intent to appear remotely is required prior to the date of the hearing.
If for any reason the court disallows the remote appearance at a non-evidentiary hearing, the hearing shall be continued to a date at which the parties will be ordered to appear in person.

Appearing Remotely for an Evidentiary Hearing or Trial
A party may give notice of their intent to appear remotely at an evidentiary hearing or trial. Notice must be given either orally during a court proceeding, or by service on all other parties who are entitled to receive notice of the proceedings using the Notice of Remote Appearance (form RA-010) (external site pdf ) before the hearing or trial. The Notice of Remote Appearance form should be filed with the court.

You receive notice of the evidentiary hearing or trial date at least 15 business days before the hearing.
You can give notice of your intent to appear remotely at least 10 business days before the evidentiary hearing or trial.
You receive notice less than 15 business days before the evidentiary hearing or trial date, including restraining or protective orders.
You can give notice of your intent to appear remotely by providing notice to the other party(ies) in writing, electronically, or orally. Ensure notice is received at least five court days before the hearing either in writing, electronically, or orally to ensure notice is received at least five court days before the hearing.

A party may object to a remote appearance for an evidentiary hearing or trial by serving and filing an Opposition to Remote Proceedings at Evidentiary Hearing or Trial (form RA-015) (external site pdf ).

In addition, the court may notice parties of a remote proceeding. If the court intends to conduct an evidentiary hearing or trial remotely, the court will provide verbal notice in court, or provide written notice at least 10 court days before the hearing or trial date, unless the hearing or trial is in less than 10 court days' notice, in which case at least two court days' notice of remote proceedings is required.


Appearing Remotely in Family Law

Appearing Remotely for a Non-Evidentiary Hearing
Under Cal. Rules of Court, rule, 3.672, the court has adopted local rule 5161 (pdf ) for non-evidentiary hearings in family law cases (hearings with no oral testimony) such as hearings on motions, request for orders, ex parte applications, case management proceedings, and hearings in response to orders to show cause other than those for contempt.

Remote Appearances at Non-Evidentiary Hearings in Family Law Cases
Persons intending to appear remotely shall notify all opposing parties of their intention to appear remotely before the hearing.

  • Notice may be given before each hearing; alternately, a party may give notice that they intend to appear remotely at all non-evidentiary hearings for the duration of the case.
  • Notice to the opposing party may be given informally, including by telephone, email, or text message.
  • The parties may stipulate either orally or in writing to waive notice of any other parties’ remote appearance.
  • No advance notice to the court of the intent to appear remotely is required prior to the date of the hearing.

If for any reason the court determines that an in-person appearance is required, the hearing may be continued to a date at which the parties will be ordered to appear in person.

Appearing Remotely for an Evidentiary Hearing or Trial
A party may give notice of their intent to appear remotely at an evidentiary hearing or trial. Notice must be given either orally during a court proceeding, or by service on all other parties who are entitled to receive notice of the proceedings using the Notice of Remote Appearance (form RA-010) (external site pdf ) before the hearing or trial. The Notice of Remote Appearance form should be filed with the court.

You receive notice of the evidentiary hearing or trial date at least 15 business days before the hearing.
You can give notice of your intent to appear remotely at least 10 business days before the evidentiary hearing or trial.
You receive notice less than 15 business days before the evidentiary hearing or trial date, including restraining or protective orders.
You can give notice of your intent to appear remotely by providing notice to the other party(ies) in writing, electronically, or orally. Ensure notice is received at least five court days before the hearing.

A party may object to a remote appearance for an evidentiary hearing or trial by serving and filing an Opposition to Remote Proceedings at Evidentiary Hearing or Trial (form RA-015) (external site pdf ).

In addition, the court may notice parties of a remote proceeding. If the court intends to conduct an evidentiary hearing or trial remotely, the court will provide verbal notice in court, or provide written notice at least 10 court days before the hearing or trial date, unless the hearing or trial is in less than 10 court days' notice, in which case at least two court days' notice of remote proceedings is required.


Appearing Remotely in Probate

Appearing Remotely for a Non-Evidentiary Hearing
Under Cal. Rules of Court, rule, 3.672, the court has adopted local rule 7010 (pdf ) for non-evidentiary hearings in probate. A non-evidentiary hearing in probate is where no written or oral objections are made to the petition or motion on the date of the hearing, and there are no deficiencies or questions made in the probate notes.

Remote Appearances at Non-Evidentiary Hearings in Probate
Persons intending to appear remotely shall notify all parties of their intention to appear remotely before the hearing.

  • Notice may be given before each hearing; alternately, a party may give notice that they intend to appear remotely at all non-evidentiary hearings for the duration of the case.
  • Notice to all parties may be given informally, including by telephone, email, or text message.
  • The parties may stipulate either orally or in writing to waive notice of any other parties’ remote appearance.
  • No advance notice to the court of the intent to appear remotely is required prior to the date of the hearing.

If for any reason the court determines that an in-person appearance is required, the hearing may be continued to a date at which the parties will be ordered to appear in person.

Appearing Remotely for an Evidentiary Hearing or Trial
A party may give notice of their intent to appear remotely at an evidentiary hearing or trial. Notice must be given either orally during a court proceeding, or by service on all other parties who are entitled to receive notice of the proceedings using the Notice of Remote Appearance (form RA-010) (external site pdf ) before the hearing or trial. The Notice of Remote Appearance form should be filed with the court.

You receive notice of the evidentiary hearing or trial date at least 15 business days before the hearing.
You can give notice of your intent to appear remotely at least 10 business days before the evidentiary hearing or trial.
You receive notice less than 15 business days before the evidentiary hearing or trial date, including restraining or protective orders.
You can give notice of your intent to appear remotely by providing notice to the other party(ies) in writing, electronically, or orally. Ensure notice is received at least five court days before the hearing.

A party may object to a remote appearance for an evidentiary hearing or trial by serving and filing an Opposition to Remote Proceedings at Evidentiary Hearing or Trial (form RA-015) (external site pdf ).

In addition, the court may notice parties of a remote proceeding. If the court intends to conduct an evidentiary hearing or trial remotely, the court will provide verbal notice in court, or provide written notice at least 10 court days before the hearing or trial date, unless the hearing or trial is in less than 10 court days' notice, in which case at least two court days' notice of remote proceedings is required.

For remote information (click): Remote Appearance Information for Probate (pdf ).


Appearing Remotely in Juvenile

Juvenile Justice (Delinquency) and Juvenile Dependency hearings are generally in-person proceedings. If a remote appearance is requested, the rules in California, Rules of Court, rule 3.672(i) and CCP 367.75 apply.


Appearing Remotely in Criminal

Criminal hearings are generally in-person proceedings. Currently, remote appearances in criminal are governed under Emergency Rule 3 or Appendix I of the California Rules of Court.


Appearing Remotely in Unlawful Detainers (Evictions)

Appearing Remotely for a Non-Evidentiary Hearing
Under Cal. Rules of Court, rule, 3.672, a party may choose to appear remotely for a non-evidentiary hearing in unlawful detainers. If a party receives notice to attend a hearing at least three business days before the date of the hearing, a party can give notice of their intent to appear remotely. At least two business days before the non-evidentiary hearing, the party may give notice the other side in writing, electronically, or orally to let them know they will be appearing remotely. You must file a Notice of Remote Appearance (form RA-010) (external site pdf ) with the court to provide proof that notice to other parties was given.

You receive notice of the evidentiary hearing or trial date at least 3 business days before the hearing.
You can give notice of your intent to appear remotely at least 2 business days before the hearing.

Appearing Remotely for an Evidentiary Hearing or Trial
A party may give notice of their intent to appear remotely at an evidentiary hearing or trial. Notice must be given either orally during a court proceeding, or by service on all other parties who are entitled to receive notice of the proceedings using the Notice of Remote Appearance (form RA-010) (external site pdf ) before the hearing or trial. The Notice of Remote Appearance form should be filed with the court.

You receive notice of the evidentiary hearing or trial date at least 15 business days before the hearing.
You can give notice of your intent to appear remotely at least 10 business days before the evidentiary hearing or trial.
You receive notice less than 15 business days before the evidentiary hearing or trial date, including restraining or protective orders.
You can give notice of your intent to appear remotely by providing notice to the other party(ies) in writing, electronically, or orally. Ensure notice is received at least five court days before the hearing.

A party may object to a remote appearance for an evidentiary hearing or trial by serving and filing an Opposition to Remote Proceedings at Evidentiary Hearing or Trial (form RA-015) (external site pdf ).

In addition, the court may notice parties of a remote proceeding. If the court intends to conduct an evidentiary hearing or trial remotely, the court will provide verbal notice in court, or provide written notice at least 10 court days before the hearing or trial date, unless the hearing or trial is in less than 10 court days' notice, in which case at least two court days' notice of remote proceedings is required.


Appearing Remotely in Small Claims

Appearing Remotely for a Non-Evidentiary Hearing
Under Cal. Rules of Court, rule, 3.672, a party may choose to appear remotely for a non-evidentiary hearing in small claims. If a party receives notice to attend a hearing at least three business days before the date of the hearing, a party can give notice of their intent to appear remotely. At least two business days before the non-evidentiary hearing, the party may give notice the other side in writing, electronically, or orally to let them know they will be appearing remotely. You must file a Notice of Remote Appearance (form RA-010) (external site pdf ) with the court to provide proof that notice to other parties was given.

You receive notice of the evidentiary hearing or trial date at least 3 business days before the hearing.
You can give notice of your intent to appear remotely at least 2 business days before the hearing.

Appearing Remotely for an Evidentiary Hearing or Trial
A party may give notice of their intent to appear remotely at an evidentiary hearing or trial. Notice must be given either orally during a court proceeding, or by service on all other parties who are entitled to receive notice of the proceedings using the Notice of Remote Appearance (form RA-010) (external site pdf ) at least 15 court days before the hearing or trial. The Notice of Remote Appearance form should be filed with the court.

You receive notice of the evidentiary hearing or trial date at least 15 business days before the hearing.
You can give notice of your intent to appear remotely at least 10 business days before the evidentiary hearing or trial.

A party may object to a remote appearance for an evidentiary hearing or trial by serving and filing an Opposition to Remote Proceedings at Evidentiary Hearing or Trial (form RA-015) (external site pdf ).

In addition, the court may notice parties of a remote proceeding. If the court intends to conduct an evidentiary hearing or trial remotely, the court will provide verbal notice in court, or provide written notice at least 15 court days before the hearing or trial date, unless the hearing or trial is in less than 10 court days' notice, in which case at least two court days' notice of remote proceedings is required.


Appearing Remotely in Traffic

Traffic hearings are generally in-person proceedings. Currently, remote appearances in traffic are governed under Cal. Rule of Court 4.220 - Remote video proceedings in traffic infraction cases.


Instructions for Connecting to Zoom for a Remote Hearing

Instructions for Connecting to Zoom for Remote Appearances

  1. Refer to the table below for a complete list of Department/Courtroom Zoom Meeting Numbers by courthouse.

  2. At least 20 minutes prior to your hearing start time, dial  1(833)568-8864 (toll free) (phone) OR  1(669)254-5252 (phone).

  3. Enter the appropriate Zoom Meeting Number, when prompted (including "#").

  4. Enter "#" as your Participant ID, when prompted.

  5. Once connected, mute your device upon entry to the hearing.

Please click here to view full, detailed instructions (pdf ).

Important:

Department/Courtroom Zoom Meeting Numbers

Department/Courtroom Zoom Meeting Numbers

Courthouse Dept./Room Zoom Meeting Number Link to Meeting Phone Toll Free Phone
Banning Justice Center
Department B101 160 394 3909 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department B201 161 373 9610 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department B301 161 796 3412 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department B302 161 949 8107 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department B303 160 025 4582 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department B304 161 869 3152 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Blythe Courthouse
Department 260 160 527 1198 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Corona Courthouse
Department C1 160 800 4196 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department C2 160 906 6364 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department C3 160 450 4209 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Hemet Courthouse
Department H1 161 850 8140 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department H2 161 563 0472 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department H3 161 195 3313 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department H4 160 479 3459 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department H5 160 484 3272 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Historic Courthouse
Appellate Calendar 161 662 3094 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 1 160 638 4172 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 10 161 888 5460 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 11 161 443 2070 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 12 160 491 4189 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 2 161 143 8184 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 3 161 692 7358 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 4 160 533 0910 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 5 161 782 8254 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 6 161 830 3643 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 7 161 766 6465 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 8 161 617 1847 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 8WI 160 270 2572 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Larson Justice Center
Department 2E 160 439 3448 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 2F 160 696 1559 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 2G 160 100 1504 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 2H 161 556 7906 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 2J 160 013 9599 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 2K 161 660 1598 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 3M 160 559 5843 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 3N 161 074 3682 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 3P 161 755 1780 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 3R 161 202 8025 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 3S 160 200 8544 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 3T 160 263 8798 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Moreno Valley Courthouse
Department MV1 160 684 8816 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department MV2 160 086 3309 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Palm Springs Courthouse
Department PS1 160 520 9376 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department PS2 160 922 1726 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department PS3 160 319 8473 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department PS4 161 650 1311 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Riverside Family Law
Department F201 161 509 1625 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department F301 161 015 9694 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department F401 161 814 3438 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department F402 161 915 6666 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department F501 161 664 1569 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department F502 160 294 4794 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Riverside Hall of Justice
Department 21 160 463 8164 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 22 160 435 6198 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 31 160 910 8749 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 32 161 677 1206 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 33 161 160 2874 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 34 160 203 8606 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 35 160 959 4075 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 41 160 057 8190 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 42 161 391 0092 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 43 160 674 2742 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 44 160 895 3809 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 45 160 428 2066 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 51 160 901 8387 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 52 160 870 3021 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 53 160 821 2545 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 54 160 289 8422 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 55 160 127 7305 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 61 160 882 3361 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 62 160 972 9038 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 63 161 278 4827 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 64 160 503 8564 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department 65 160 466 2339 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Southwest Justice Center
Department S101 161 570 0462 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department S102 161 323 8949 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department S103 160 889 0852 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department S104 160 569 8089 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department S201 160 624 3089 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department S202 160 886 6793 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department S204 160 001 6762 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department S205 161 752 5665 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department S301 161 363 5191 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department S302 161 954 8695 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department S303 161 128 8613 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Department S304 160 483 4814 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864
Temecula Courthouse
Department T1 160 976 1261 Go to This Meeting 1-669-254-5252 1-833-568-8864