Remote Participation Protocol
1. You must download and become familiar with the program prior to hearing, and ensure strong video, audio, and internet connections. You can run a test at www.Zoom.us/test.
a. Parties must email proposed exhibits to the Court and opposing counsel (or unrepresented parties) at least 24 hours prior to the hearing.
b. Email exhibits to CCExhibits@shiawassee.net.
c. Each party shall be responsible for presenting their own exhibits using the videoconferencing technology.
d. When identifying proposed exhibits, Plaintiff shall use numbers and Defendant shall use letters.
e. Exhibits shall be submitted in one of the two following ways:
i. Each exhibit shall be a separate PDF named “Plaintiff’s 1,” Plaintiff’s 2,” etc.; OR
ii. All exhibits for one side shall be contained in a single PDF file. At a minimum, this file must contain bookmarks to each individual exhibit to which you will refer.
3. Each party is responsible for ensuring their witnesses can connect to the virtual courtroom and are aware of these standards.
4. Normal courtroom decorum applies. You must dress appropriately for court and may not interrupt others when they are speaking. You must be in a quiet location free from distractions. (A parked car is acceptable; being outside is not.)