Filing these forms does not change the day or time of your hearing. 

Only a signed Order from the judge will change the date or time of your hearing.

Unless you have a signed Order changing the date or time, you MUST go to your hearing on the scheduled day and time.

A Motion To Continue asks the court to change a hearing date.

  • Filing a Motion To Continue does not automatically change your court date. Even if your motion is granted, you may not get the time you requested.
  • If you cannot make it to the courthouse for your scheduled hearing, but could attend the hearing on the scheduled day and time by phone or through a virtual platform on your computer, you might want to file a Verified Motion For Telephonic Or Virtual Appearance (below).
  • You are encouraged to file these forms as soon as possible. The time requirement for filing will depend on your court’s local rules. Check the rules or call the court to check on this.

You should check your local rules for additional information by clicking here: Local Rules

A list of local county courts and clerks can be found here: Courts and Clerks

Filing these forms does not change the fact that you must go to your hearing in person. Unless you have a signed Order that says you can attend the hearing over the phone or on your computer, you MUST go to your hearing in person on the scheduled day and time.

A Motion For Telephonic or Virtual Appearance asks the court if you can use a phone or computer to attend a hearing, instead of going to the courthouse.

  • If you cannot make it to the courthouse for your scheduled hearing, but could attend the hearing on the scheduled day and time by phone or through a virtual platform on your computer, you might want to file a Verified Motion For Telephonic Or Virtual Appearance.

  • You are encouraged to file these forms as soon as possible. The time requirement for filing will depend on your court’s local rules. Check the rules or call the court to check on this.

  • Only a signed Order from the judge can allow you to appear for your hearing by phone or virtual platform on the computer.

You should check your local rules for additional information by clicking here: Local Rules

A list of local county courts and clerks can be found here: Courts and Clerks

Click here for more information on Remote Hearings