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Remote Appearances

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.

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.

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Appearing Remotely for a Non-Evidentiary Hearing

Under Cal. Rules of Court, rule, 3.672, the court has adopted local rule 5161 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.

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Appearing Remotely for a Non-Evidentiary Hearing

Under Cal. Rules of Court, rule, 3.672, the court has adopted local rule 7010 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.

Evidentiary hearings, for which remote appearances are not permitted, include those for an Elder Abuse Restraining Order, Temporary Conservatorship, Temporary Guardianship, Report of Sale, or appearances required by Probate Code 1825, 1851.5, 1860.5, 1863, 1893, 2250.4, or 3141.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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