Effective June 14, 2021, the procedures for hearings conducted in the General Division have changed.  The changes are detailed below and also can be found in the General Division Summer 2021 Court Operations Notice.  

 

HEARING PROCEDURES EFFECTIVE JUNE 14, 2021

 

Judge David M. Gormley’s Hearing Procedures:

Any hearings scheduled before Judge Gormley will follow these procedures:

  • All criminal and civil hearings will be conducted in-person unless otherwise ordered by the Court.
  • In-custody defendants will appear via Zoom from the Delaware County Jail on the following types of hearings, unless otherwise ordered: arraignments, bond violations, pre-trial conferences, community control violation hearings, and intervention violation hearings. Attorneys are required to appear in-person unless otherwise ordered.
  • In-custody defendants will appear in-person on the following types of hearings, unless otherwise ordered: change of plea hearings, sentencings, evidentiary hearings, and trial

Judge James P. Schuck’s Hearing Procedures:

Any hearings scheduled before Judge Schuck will follow the following procedures:

  • Most criminal and civil hearings will provide for the option to appear either in-person or via Zoom. If the court is requiring in-person appearance, it will be noted on the online docket.  Generally, in-person appearance is required for evidentiary hearings, trials, and preferred when the attorney’s client is appearing in-person.
  • In-custody defendants will appear via Zoom from the Delaware County Jail unless ordered to be in-person by the court. Generally, in-person appearance for in-custody defendants will be required for evidentiary hearings, certain sentencing hearings, and trials.

Initial Appearance Docket Procedures:

  • The initial appearances scheduled at 1:00 p.m. daily before a magistrate will provide for the option for counsel to appear either in-person or via Zoom.
  • In-custody defendants will appear via Zoom from the Delaware County Jail.

 

ZOOM VIDEOCONFERENCE INFORMATION

 

Quick Reference Judge Schuck’s Courtroom

https://zoom.us/j/7113286604

Meeting ID (can be typed into https://zoom.us/join or in the app):  711-328-6604 

 Dial-In Option: 1-253-215-8782  Meeting ID: 711 328 6604

Quick Reference Magistrates-Hearing Rooms

https://zoom.us/j/4973891762

Meeting ID (can be typed into https://zoom.us/join or in the app):  497-389-1762

Dial-In Option: 1-253-215-8782  Meeting ID: 497-389-1762

Quick Reference Judge Gormley’s Courtroom (only for cases ordered by the Court to be conducted via Zoom)

https://zoom.us/j/5026129738

Meeting ID (can be typed into https://zoom.us/join or in the app): 502-612-9738 

Dial-In Option: 1-253-215-8782  Meeting ID: 502-612-9738