Virtual Small Claims Calendar Sessions
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU READ, UNDERSTAND AND FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN YOUR INABILITY TO PARTICIPATE.
In response to concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in our region, the Incline Justice Court Courthouse is currently open for hybrid hearings. If you are scheduled for a Small Claims Trial or hearing, the following applies to you. You may currently appear in person but for health and safety purposes, and for convenience sake, you may, and are encouraged to, instead appear virtually.
The following applies to people appearing VIRTUALLY
By Noon on the Thursday Preceding the Trial Date
Each Party must contact the Court by Noon on the Thursday preceding their scheduled trial date by sending an email to the Court at . Included with the notice must be any and all evidence that the Parties wish the Court to consider. All of this evidence shall be provided by each Party to the opposing Party at the same time (e.g., by noon on the Thursday preceding the Trial Date). Likely documents will depend on the nature of the claims and defenses. The Court will not consider any documents not provided in this manner. In addition to the evidence, in the email you must provide the Court with the following:
Best Phone Number:
All parties must email a copy of their current driver's license or government issued picture identification along with the information above.
The Court uses ZOOM for the video hearing. All parties should load and test the appropriate Zoom app to their device well prior to the start of the hearing. YOUR DEVICE MUST HAVE A CAMERA AND MICROPHONE OR YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE. To test your device, please CLICK HERE. The link to the actual Virtual Court hearing session is at the bottom of this page.
The Virtual Small Claims Calendar Sessions will open thirty (30) minutes prior to the hearing time and the Parties and Witnesses may login at that time. The Calendar will be handled in order of the Court's receipt of all the documentation referenced above.
All Parties and Witnesses should be sure that the device they are using to access the Small Claims Trial is fully charged or plugged in and that they are in an area of good reception with a quiet background.
All Parties will be given a link to participate in the session and are required to provide the link to any Witnesses who will be testifying on their behalf. Observers are welcome to view the proceedings but only the Parties and Witnesses (at the time of their testimony) will be able to address the Court. Observers are not allowed to participate and will only be able to view and hear the proceedings.
The Hearing will be recorded.
As the Parties will be visible to the Court and each other, appropriate dress is required.
The Court will swear in all Parties and talk about the session with all Parties and then take the matters one by one in the order of receipt of all the documentation referenced above.
For information on the Small Claims Proceedings, please click here. All parties are expected to know, understand and comply with the requirements set forth.
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Please click on the link below to attend the next hearing:
By clicking on the link below, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and will follow all the requirements described above and that you give your consent to participate in a recorded video hearing. You further acknowledge and understand that, if you have not completed all of the requirements described above, you may not be able to participate in the hearing and may be deemed to have failed to appear.
Incline Justice Court Small Claims Calendar Link – Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.