The Illinois Sixth Judicial Circuit, Macon County, is expanding access to justice by offering virtual proceedings via Zoom videoconferencing. Litigants and Attorneys can attend remotely if you are unable to appear in-person and the Judge has accepted your Request for Remote Hearing. To attend remotely you will need a computer with a working camera and microphone or a smartphone as well as a stable internet connection or data. You will also need to know your case number and Judge who is hearing the case. When a remote hearing is granted by the Judge the Court shall provide adequate notice to the parties according to the contact information provided in your Request for Remote Hearing.
Before the hearing you will need to install the zoom app on your computer or mobile device and create a Zoom account (free) in order to authenticate and be admitted into the hearing.
Requests for remote hearing shall be made no later than 5 business days before the hearing date.
All necessary contact information must be provided by requesting party. Unless otherwise indicated: The court will initiate all Zoom invitations. Remote hearings will generally start after any in-person hearings scheduled for the same time. As such, there may be a delay in starting the remote hearing after the scheduled start time.
In order to participate remotely in Adult court the litigant must read and acknowledge the following