Remote Proceedings

LOCATION: South Tower, 1st Floor

HOURS:  Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

PHONE:  240-777-9015

Remote Proceedings Team

The Remote Proceedings Team was created to support the Family Magistrates in conducting their remote hearings, as well as mitigating all of the front-end work associated with making sure that the hearings proceed in a timely and efficient manner. The team collects emails for litigants and counsel in the many scheduling hearings, uncontested divorce hearings, settlement conferences and pre-trial settlements that are heard by the Magistrates each week. Additionally, the team enables participation in the virtual hearings by sending out Zoom links to parties and counsel and by providing facilitation support in the Magistrates’ hearing rooms during proceedings. The team sends out the links to proceedings to be held virtually one week prior to the scheduled hearing. Parties and/or counsel can contact the Remote Proceedings Team with any questions or concerns at 240-777-9015

Virtual Hearings


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is my hearing virtual or in person?
      - Types of cases that are virtual
      1. Scheduling hearing
      2. Uncontested divorce hearing
      3. Settlement Pre-Trial hearing
  2. I have been connected for a while now, but nothing is happening, has my case been called?
    • If your screen is still showing “waiting for host” then your case has not been called yet.   
         -Did I miss my meeting?
    • We can check to see if your case has been called yet.
         -How long do I have to wait?
    • There are many cases on the docket today so there will be a delay, your case will be called accordingly to the Magistrate’s list. Thank you for your patience.
  3. Can I connect with my cell phone?

    -Yes, as long as you have the Zoom app

  4. How do I fill out the Vital Statistics Form?

    -We are unable to help you fill out any forms. This form is for statistical purpose for the State of Maryland to keep data, please fill it out to best of your knowledge.

  5.  I am unable to appear at this hearing, what do I need to do to postpone my hearing?

    -You can file a Motion for Postponement. The form is online at

  6. I missed my hearing date, what should I do?

    -You can contact the Family Self Help Services (240)777-9145 for assistance  

  7. I received a letter in the mail indicating that my hearing is at 8:30 am but the Zoom link email that was sent to me indicates a different time, which one should I go by?

    -Please go by the Zoom invite that we sent to you.