Attorneys,

Please circulate this to all attorneys in TOMPKINS County for which you have contact information – asking them to do the same.   We need to get this out to as many attorneys who deal with TOMPKINS County criminal court matters as possible.

Please read through everything carefully as detail on this one is extremely important.

TOMPKINS COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTS VIRTUAL COURTROOM:  Message from Josh Shapiro – 6th District OCA

As you may be aware NYC is moving to all remote court appearances starting tomorrow.  I have been instructed to have our district prepared to go to all remote appearances as we expect an order that all court appearances will be “virtual” statewide by next week.  I am specifically handling the criminal piece of this.  I have created a skype channel/meeting that does not expire in every county that will serve as our “virtual courtroom.”  Attorneys, judges, and litigants may enter and exit this skype channel the same way they would enter and exit a courtroom.  To do so they will need either, skype for business on a windows 10 machine, or they may use the free skype for business web app on any windows 10 or 7 machine.  In addition they may utilize the free “skype for business” app available to any IOS (iphone) or android phone or tablet.

Following is the Link to this “meeting” which serves as our virtual courtroom for CRIMINAL matters in TOMPKINS COUNTY.   Please distribute this information to anyone with criminal practices.

The mandate for Virtual Courtrooms only is expected to go State-wide by next week.

LINK:    Join Skype Meeting     This is for TOMPKINS County Criminal Virtual Court Only.

Trouble Joining:  Try Skype Web App

Help Link:     Help