Social distancing in the Supreme Court of California's courtroom in San Francisco. May 5, 2020


Supreme Court Rolls Out Oral Argument by Videoconference

Since April, the state Supreme Court rolled a large screen television into its San Francisco courtroom to conduct oral arguments.
May 19, 2020

California's highest court began webcasting live oral arguments in 2016. This year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the court quickly tested and deployed remote oral argument, where some justices and counsel appeared via videoconference.

The California Supreme Court first heard oral argument with limited in-person participation on April 7 in its San Francisco courtroom. The solution combined Dolby Voice Room with BlueJeans Meeting Conferencing.

The court will use videoconferencing for oral argument in May and June.