Vitrual Court Proceedings

Corri.Logo_Orders pertaining to Remote and In Person Appearances:Remote Appearance information for 13th Circuit
In Person Appearance Required for EV, LM and SC cases.


  • Parties must have enough battery power for the entire hearing and have a charger readily available.
  • Parties must have enough data and/or Wi-Fi.
  • Parties must be in a quiet area with minimal background noise.
  • It is a good idea to practice before you attend the virtual court appearance.
  • Directions on how to use Zoom
  • Virtual Courtroom Rules

Upstairs Courtroom 
Judge Sobol
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID:  984 366 3861
Passcode: 111Wash!@ 
Phone: 1(312)626-6799 
Phone Pin: 9843663861#

West Courtroom 
Judge Dobbs
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID:  922 423 0462
Passcode: 111Wash!@ 
Phone: 1 (312) 626-6799
Phone Pin: 9224230462#

East Courtroom 
Judge Belt
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID:  692 264 0630
Passcode: 111Wash!@
Phone: 1 (312) 626-6799
Phone Pin: 6922640630#

Tips for Preparing and Participating in Virtual Court via ZoomRemote Appearance information for 13th Circuit

The Judges in Grundy County have chosen to use Zoom for remote court appearances. The following steps will guide you to participating in a Zoom meeting.

Participating in the Zoom Virtual Courtroom:

  • Parties must sign up for a free account from Zoom Web Conferencing
  • You will join the virtual courtroom at the scheduled time by clicking on the judge’s corresponding link below.
    • It is your responsibility to keep your contact information current with the Circuit Clerk’s office during the pendency of your case.
    • If you have an attorney, it is your responsibility to contact your attorney to determine whether you should be present on the Zoom Meeting at the designated time.
    • All parties must be logged into the Meeting on time.
  • When you enter the virtual courtroom, your video will automatically be on and your audio muted until the hearing begins.

  • If you do not have access to a smart phone, or other electronic device that would allow you to participate by video, you may participate by phone by dialing the local number provided in the Zoom link.
Please review the rules related to participation in the Zoom court appearance. 

Please be advised you may be placed on hold for a period of time as the Judge concludes other matters that are before yours.