Notwithstanding the opening of the Courthouse to in-person proceedings, in light of the overwhelming support by the Bar for continued virtual appearances, Judge Clarkson will continue utilizing ZoomGov in a hybrid format, holding the majority of hearings by video, with an option for in-person hearings. Please see the calendaring instructions which may be located in the Self-Calendaring section of this page for more details and effective dates.
On virtual hearing days, hearing participants may view and listen to hearings before Judge Clarkson using ZoomGov free of charge. No testimony will be permitted unless specifically authorized by the Court either prior to, or during, the hearing. Members of the public and media, however, may only view the proceedings from within the courtroom, which will remain open, with monitors on and viewable within the courtroom for viewing. Members of the public and media may listen to (but not view) virtual hearings using ZoomGov. This is a nationwide mandate and not subject to the Court’s discretion. The accessibility information for each hearing will be provided on Judge Clarkson's publicly posted hearing calendar, which may be viewed online at: http://ecf-ciao.cacb.uscourts.gov/CiaoPosted/?jid=SC. For more details on appearing via ZoomGov, please see the “Notice of Video and Telephonic Appearance Procedures” under the Phone/Video Appearances section on this page.