Instructions for Participants in Remote Court Events

This page provides important instructions for participating in remote court events. Remote court is held either over the phone or via a video conferencing program. The court will provide phone users with dial-in instructions. The court will also provide the link for video conferences.

Here are instructions and tips to help you prepare for your day in virtual courts. 

How to Join and Participate in a Zoom Virtual Courtroom

Zoom - Technology Software Requirements

How to view a Sign language interpreter in Zoom

Procedure for Sign Language Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) in Zoom

How to Join a Teams Meeting through the Teams Client

How to Prepare for and Participate in a Virtual Court Proceeding (Video)

Instructional video - English

Translations of this video are in process and will be posted soon.

Instructional Video for Remote Court

For matters that are conducted virtually, see this video for tips on preparing for and participating in a virtual court proceeding. The New Jersey Court instructional video provides important tips and things you need to know. Please choose your language for the video:

Sign Language in Remote Video Court

If using Zoom, please refer to the Sign Language in Zoom resource listed above. 

These tips for interpreters will help you deliver quality service for deaf or hard of hearing individuals. Download the interpreter checklist to ensure you have every piece in place. 

Technology Rooms Available

Some courthouses provide technology spaces all virtual court proceedings and court events. If a technology space is not available, Judiciary staff will assist you so that you can participate in your case either as scheduled or at a future time. Click on your respective county to view available technology spaces and get contact info to reserve a technology space. 

Atlantic/Cape May

Bergen

  • Three technology spaces are available.
  • To reserve a technology space for a scheduled or unscheduled court event:
  • For other assistance, including interpreting services or an ADA accommodation:
Burlington

  • Two dedicated (DV) and three multi-purpose technology spaces are available.
  • To reserve a technology space for a scheduled or unscheduled court event:
  • If you are at the courthouse, please proceed to the kiosk immediately after the security screening and speak to a court representative.
  • For other assistance, including interpreting services or an ADA accommodation:  609-288-9500 ext. 38021
Camden

  • Three technology spaces are available.
  • To reserve a technology space for a scheduled or unscheduled court event:
  • For interpreting services:  856-650-9100 ext. 43080  
  • For ADA accommodations:  856-650-9100 ext. 43020  
Cumberland/Gloucester/Salem

  • Twenty-nine technology spaces are available:
    • Seven technology spaces are available in Cumberland County Courthouse
    • Ten technology spaces are available in the Gloucester Justice Complex
    • Two technology spaces are available in the Old Courthouse in Gloucester
    • Five technology spaces are available at 5pts in Gloucester
    • Five technology spaces are available in the Salem County Courthouse
  • To reserve a technology space for a scheduled or unscheduled court event:
  • For other assistance, including interpreting services or an ADA accommodation:
Essex

Hudson

  • Three technology spaces are available.
  • To reserve a technology space for a scheduled or unscheduled court event, or for other assistance such as interpreting services or an ADA accommodation:
Hunterdon/Somerset/Warren

  • Eight technology spaces are available:
    • Three at the Somerset Courthouse
    • Three at the Hunterdon Courthouse
    • Two at the Warren Courthouse
  • To reserve a technology space for either a scheduled or unscheduled court event or for an emergent application, contact the relevant trial court division. The main number and extensions are as follows:
      Somerset Hunterdon Warren
    Criminal Division 908-332-7700 ext. 13720 908-824-9750 ext. 13110 908-750-8100 ext. 13130
    Civil Division 908-332-7700 ext. 13710 908-824-9750 ext. 13810 908-750-8100 ext. 13910
    Family Division 908-332-7700 ext. 13730 908-824-9750 ext. 13830 908-750-8100 ext. 13930
  • For other assistance, including interpreting services or an ADA accommodation:
  • Other concerns:
    908-332-7700 ext. 13240 (Ombudsman)
    908-332-7700 ext. 13000 (Court Administration)
Mercer

  • Two technology spaces are available:
    • One space is available for civil and family matters at the Mercer Civil Courthouse at 175 S. Broad St. in Trenton.
    • One space is available for criminal matters at the Mercer Criminal Courthouse at 400 S. Warren St. in Trenton.
  • To reserve a technology space for a scheduled or unscheduled court event:
  • For other assistance, including interpreting services or an ADA accommodation:  609-571-4200 ext. 74030
Middlesex

Monmouth

  • Four technology spaces are available:
    • Two at the courthouse
    • One at Ocean Probation
    • One at the Hall of Records
  • To reserve a technology space for a scheduled or unscheduled court event:
  • For other assistance, including interpreting services or an ADA accommodation:  732-358-8700 ext. 87068  or  Sharen.Ramirez@njcourts.gov
Morris/Sussex

Ocean

Passaic

  • Seven technology spaces are available in the Passaic Vicinage:
    • Two at the 401 Grand Street Administration Building
    • Two at the 77 Hamilton St. New Courthouse
    • Two at the 71 Hamilton St. Historic Courthouse
    • One at the 63-65 Hamilton St. Courthouse Annex
  • To reserve a technology space for a scheduled or unscheduled court event, or for other assistance such as interpreting services or an ADA accommodation:
Union

  • Two technology spaces are available:
    • One room in the Cherry St Annex
    • One room in the New Annex Building
  • To reserve a technology space for a scheduled or unscheduled court event, or for other assistance such as interpreting services or an ADA accommodation: