Rule 4-106. Remote conferencing.
To authorize the use of conferencing from a different location in lieu of personal appearances in appropriate cases.
To establish the minimum requirements for remote appearance from a different location.
This rule shall apply to all courts of record and not of record.
Statement of the Rule:
(1) If the requirements of paragraph (3) are satisfied, the judge may conduct the hearing remotely.
(2) If the requirements of paragraph (3) are met, the court may, for good cause, permit a witness, a party, or counsel to participate in a hearing remotely.
(3) The remote appearance must enable:
(3)(A) a party and the party’s counsel to communicate confidentially;
(3)(B) documents, photos and other things that are delivered in the courtroom to be delivered previously or simultaneously to the remote participants;
(3)(C) interpretation for a person of limited English proficiency; and
(3)(D) a verbatim record of the hearing.
Effective May 1, 2016