Going to Court
Telephonic Hearings

The court may grant either or both parents permission to appear by telephone. The most common reasons are the parent lives far away; the parent has a disability; or appearing at court would be an undue hardship on the parent.  Due to Covid-19, the court is encouraging parties to appear by telephone and is granting all requests for telephonic appearance.

If you would like to appear by phone, you must ask the court's permission using the Request for Remote Appearance form along with the Cover Sheet and register on LACourtConnect. The request for telephone appearance should be filed with the court at least 12 court days before the hearing.  You must file the request directly with the court.  You may email filed copies to CSSD.  DO NOT email unfiled copies to CSSD.   You can file the form in person, by mail, or by faxing your request to (442) 247-3946 with the Cover Sheet. Please see the detailed filing options here. In order to participate remotely in your hearing, you are also required to register with LACourtConnect. See the LACourtConnect Quick Reference Guide here and have your court case number readily available. If you have technical issues, the Court’s LACC Help Desk Phone Number is 213-830-0400.

You may send your filed request to CSSD by emailing your telephonic appearance request to the office that manages your case:

Email addresses:








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