Remote court proceedings

Due to the COVID pandemic, some court proceedings for Provincial Offences Act matters are being held remotely by telephone or video conference.

The Ontario Court of Justice introduced these measures to ensure that members of the public and the media continue to have appropriate access to court proceedings.

Guides

Before you attend remote court proceedings, review the Ontario Court of Justice’s Remote Court Appearances Guide for Participants.

If you are representing yourself in court, refer to the Ontario Court of Justice’s Guide for Self-Represented Parties.

Zoom virtual court links

To attend a remote hearing for:

  • First appearances (if you recently received a summons)
  • Cases previously adjourned
  • Cases where you received a Notice to Parties Regarding Video Court Appearance

Confirm your hearing details and courtroom by hearing date:

Phone Number Meeting ID Number Passcode Meeting Link
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https://mississauga-ca.zoom.us/j/61848800778
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https://mississauga-ca.zoom.us/j/63332681950
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Participating in remote court

When you’re attending virtual court proceedings, you must conduct yourself the same was as if you were physically in the courtroom.

The same expectations and requirements for conduct and professional behaviour apply.

Before joining the proceedings

  • Join the proceedings from a quiet and private space. Make sure any background distractions from your surroundings can’t be seen or heard.
  • Join the proceedings from a well-lit space. Avoid the use of filters or backgrounds. This helps ensure your identity during the proceedings.
  • The device you use to join the proceedings should be either fully charged or plugged into an external power source
  • Sign into the virtual courtroom on Zoom five minutes before your court matter
  • Use your legal first and last name when signing in
  • Make sure that you’re connected to the internet or a WiFi hotspot. Otherwise, you won’t be able to use Zoom. If you lose connectivity, try to rejoin immediately. If you’re unable to rejoin, call 905-615-4500.
  • You must be dressed appropriately for court
  • No food, beverages, gum chewing or smoking is permitted. You may have water during your court proceedings.
  • If possible, use a headset with a microphone to make sure you can be heard clearly
  • Close all other applications so you’re not distracted during the proceedings
  • Cell phones must be muted
  • Disrupting court proceedings or failing to remain on mute may result in individuals being removed from the call
  • There may be other matters are set for the same timeframe. There may be a waiting period before your matter is addressed.

During court proceedings

  • You must remain on mute for the duration of your attendance unless you are called upon to speak on the record
  • Make sure your camera is on before you speak. It is mandatory that you participate by video. Your scheduled virtual court matter cannot be completed by audio only.
  • State your name for the record before speaking in court
  • Don’t carry conversations while court is in session
  • If you have technical difficulties during the proceedings, use the “virtual hand” on Zoom. Press *9 if joining by telephone.
  • It’s an offence to record, photograph, screenshot or live stream court matters without pre-authorization

Instructions for Zoom meetings

You can download and install Zoom onto your device, or join a Zoom meeting through your web browser.

You can download and install the Zoom desktop client onto your device.

If you’re using an Apple device, follow these instructions on how to install Zoom on Mac.

Use the link provided to you, or:

  • Go to the Zoom website
  • Click “Join a meeting” at the top right of the page. You don’t have to sign into Zoom to join a meeting.

Enter the meeting ID and your legal first and last name. Then click “join”.

You can unselect the following boxes:

  • “Remember my name for future meetings”
  • “Do not connect to audio”
  • “Turn off my video”

Once you join the meeting, you’ll automatically be placed in the waiting room until the host admits you into the virtual courtroom. You can keep your camera off while in the waiting room.

Viewing options

There are two viewing options for Zoom meetings: gallery or speaker view.

  • Gallery view displays everyone in equally sized screens that adjust in size based on the number of participants
  • Speaker view displays the individual who is speaking in a large screen. Other participants are shown in smaller screens above the person speaking. The system automatically changes to display the person who is speaking.

Change the view

To change the view, click the “Gallery view/speaker view” button in the upper-right section of the screen. This will only change your view, it will not affect the other participants.

Control bar

The control bar is located at the bottom of the screen. The control bar disappears when not in use. Move your mouse or touch the screen (if using a touchscreen device) to make it reappear.

Mute

The “mute” button mutes or unmutes your microphone. Keep your microphone on mute when you’re not speaking.

Start/stop video

The “start/stop video” button turns your camera on and off. If your camera is off, a red line will appear through the camera icon. Click on the camera icon to turn your camera on.