Municipal Court Launches Video-Conference Hearings
As the COVID-19 virus continues to pose a threat, the Court must take steps to enable normalization of Court functions while protecting both its workforce and the public it serves. Implementation of hearings via video-conference provides the means of resuming court operations in a manner that is as efficient and safe as possible. The Court will launch this new hearing process on Monday, July 6, 2020.
Members of the public with a scheduled hearing will be required to pre-register with the Court, to set a time for their video-conference hearing. A notice will be sent to defendants about 10 days in advance of their scheduled hearing date.
Defendants will be required to call 414-286-6600 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to schedule the hearing. This phone line is dedicated to answer registration calls only.
People who are unable to proceed via video-conference must still pre-register to appear in person. Safety protocols of the CDC guidelines for physical distancing will be maintained. All hearing sessions will be limited to no more than 10 people in the courtroom.
Anyone not currently scheduled for a hearing, should not call the hotline. For all other Court related information, the main information line is available: 414-286-3800.
Juvenile matters are on hold until further notice. Please note that the Court is unable to discuss juvenile matters by telephone. Written correspondence may be submitted via email at [email protected] or via U.S. mail.