Remote Court: General Instructions

Note: To request specific login information for your court event, contact the Office of Circuit Court Clerk in the county in which you are scheduled to appear. Some counties also post login information on their county page.

Remote court proceedings allow parties in a court case to use technology to participate remotely. The Kentucky Court of Justice began conducting proceedings remotely in March 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic limited in-person events. This has ensured that the work of the courts can safely continue during the pandemic.

Using Zoom and Microsoft Teams

This page provides general instructions about how to use Zoom or Microsoft Teams to participate in a remote court proceeding. Zoom is a videoconferencing platform that offers video, voice and content sharing for desktops, mobile devices, phones and room systems. Microsoft Teams is a collaborative meeting application that offers video, audio and screen sharing for desktops and iOS and Android mobile devices. 

While using the Zoom application is preferred because video capabilities ensure parties can be seen, you can also join court events by phone only using the same meeting code and password combination.

What You Need to Participate

Parties involved in a case, including judges, attorneys, prosecutors, defendants and witnesses, require the following to take part in a remote court proceeding:

  • A laptop or desktop computer, a tablet or smartphone (iOS or Android)
  • Secure and dependable internet service
  • Zoom or Microsoft Teams installed on your device or as a web app or mobile app
Attorney Resources
Zoom for Attorneys
Microsoft Teams for Attorneys

How to Use Zoom Breakout Rooms