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Woodland Hills, CA 91367
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NOTICE OF VIDEO AND TELEPHONIC APPEARANCE PROCEDURES FOR JUDGE MARTIN R. BARASH'S CASES
Effective October 2, 2023, Judge Barash will resume in-person hearings. However, parties in interest (and their counsel) may continue to participate in most hearings remotely using ZoomGov audio and video.
ZoomGov connection information for each hearing is provided on Judge Barash's publicly posted hearing calendar, which may be viewed online at: http://ecf-ciao.cacb.uscourts.gov/CiaoPosted/?jid=MB
Unless otherwise ordered by Judge Barash, no party or witness may appear remotely for any trial or evidentiary hearing.
MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND THE PRESS MAY ONLY CONNECT TO THE ZOOM AUDIO FEED, AND ONLY BY TELEPHONE. ACCESS TO THE VIDEO FEED BY THESE INDIVIDUALS IS PROHIBITED. IN THE CASE OF A TRIAL OR EVIDENTIARY HEARING, NO AUDIO ACCESS WILL BE PROVIDED. HOWEVER, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND THE PRESS MAY OBSERVE SUCH PROCEEDINGS IN PERSON.
A ZoomGov account is not necessary for remote access, and no pre-registration is required. Remote access through ZoomGov is free of charge. The audio portion of each hearing will be recorded electronically by the Court and constitute its official record.
ALL PERSONS (OTHER THAN AUTHORIZED COURT STAFF) ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED FROM MAKING ANY AUDIO OR VIDEO RECORDING OF COURT PROCEEDINGS, BY ANY MEANS. VIOLATION OF THIS PROHIBITION MAY RESULT IN THE IMPOSITION OF MONETARY AND NON-MONETARY SANCTIONS.
Remote access is a privilege. Judge Barash reserves the right to suspend or discontinue any party's remote access privileges in his discretion. Further, although Judge Barash is pleased to make this accommodation available, any party or counsel that elects to appear remotely bears the risk of malfunction or disconnection from the hearing.
Tips for a Successful ZoomGov Court Experience
If available, a headset-microphone often provides better sound quality for listening and speaking.
Participants and members of the public should at all times remember that although conducted remotely, these hearings are official court proceedings, and individuals should act accordingly.
If video is enabled, please wear attire consistent with the decorum of court proceedings.
ZoomGov permits the use of virtual backgrounds to safeguard your privacy. If you choose to use a virtual background, please avoid backgrounds that are offensive or distracting.
ZoomGov video participants are permitted to specify a display name. If using video, please specify your complete name to assist the Court in creating a record of the proceedings.
Printable version of Judge Barash’s Notice of Video and Telephonic Appearances Procedures
Judge Barash is participating in the Loan Modification Pilot Program, to learn more click here.