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Rule 4-106. Remote conferencing.

Intent: 

To authorize the use of ?conferencing froma different location in lieu of personal appearances in appropriatecases. 

To establish the minimum requirements for remote appearance from adifferent location.

Applicability: 

This rule shall apply toall courts of record and not of record. 

Statement of the Rule: 

(1) If the requirementsof paragraph (3) are satisfied, the judge may conduct the hearing remotely.

(2) If the requirements ofparagraph (3) are met, the court may, for good cause, permit a witness, aparty, or counsel to participate in a hearing remotely.

(3) The remoteappearance must enable:

(3)(A) a party and the party?s counsel to communicateconfidentially;

(3)(B) documents, photos and other things that are delivered in thecourtroom to be delivered previously or simultaneously to the remoteparticipants;

(3)(C) interpretation for a person of limited English proficiency;and

(3)(D) a verbatim record of the hearing. 

 

Effective May 1, 2016