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Telephonic Appearances

Telephonic Appearances Using CourtCall

Telephonic appearances may be authorized in civil matters in accordance with Code of Civil Procedure, section 367.75 and California Rules of Court, rule 3.672.

You must receive preapproval for a CourtCall appearance by:

Submitting for Filing form RA-010 with the order RA-020

Or by contacting:

Civil and Family Law Clerks’ Office at (209)533-5555 or @ CivilClerks@tuolumne.courts.ca.gov

For Criminal Cases contact:

Criminal Clerks’ Office at (209)533-5563 or @ criminalclerks@tuolumne.courts.ca.gov

What is CourtCall?

CourtCall is an organized program allowing attorneys or self-represented persons to appear by telephone in certain non-evidentiary, pre-trial proceedings. By paying a fixed fee in advance, an attorney or unrepresented party may secure a place on the court's telephonic hearing calendar and make an appearance without leaving their home, office, or other convenient location. A fee or a current fee waiver for this service is required by CourtCall. CourtCall is voluntary and supplements, but does not replace, the regular calendar for those matters requiring a personal appearance. All CourtCall appearances should be arranged no later than five (5) court days prior to the hearing.

How does CourtCall work?

Most pre-trial proceedings are conducted through daily calendars. With CourtCall, a lawyer or self- represented party appears by telephone on a regularly scheduled Telephonic Hearing Calendar by simply calling the dedicated toll-free teleconference number listed below. The court clerk calls the same number, and after a brief check-in period, during which all participating lawyers report their appearances to the clerk, the calendar is conducted case by case, just as in personal appearances.

How do I reach CourtCall?

To learn more about Courtcall, call 1-888-88-COURT or 1-888-882-6878 or go to the Courtcall home page: Court Call

You must pre-clear your appearance by contacting CourtCall at least five (5) court days prior to the hearing. You can contact the court by emailing crimjuv@tuolumne.courts.ca.gov.

What types of matters can use CourtCall?

Unlimited Civil:

  • Family law matters which do not require evidence beyond that submitted with the moving or responding papers.

  • Law and motion matters not exceeding 15 minutes.

  • Trials, pre-trials, and settlement conferences cannot be handled through CourtCall, and no evidence will be taken on CourtCall.

Limited Civil:

  • Law and motion matters that do not require evidence.

  • All case management conferences.

  • Trials and settlement conferences cannot be handled through CourtCall, and no evidence will be taken on Court Call.

Is there a fee associated with CourtCall?

Yes. To learn more about Courtcall, call 1-888-88-COURT or 1-888-882-6878 or go to the Courtcall home page: Court Call

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