For information about meeting times and participation please contact the Judicial Assistant.
Phone: (941) 861-4871
Email: Magistrate's Assistant

Magistrate Hale's Zoom Video Conference Access Information

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, there are limitations currently in place on in-person court appearances at the 12th Judicial Circuit, ALL parties scheduled before Hearing Officer/Magistrate Laura M. Hale in Sarasota shall appear by Zoom Video or Audio Teleconferencing until further notice. Magistrate Hale will be the host of the Zoom proceeding. There are no fees to attend by Zoom, it is free and easy to use! All hearings will be digitally recorded. No person will be permitted inside the courthouse at this time, this includes parties or attorneys.

In order to participate in the hearing by Zoom Video or Audio (Phone), please follow the instructions below:

OPTION #1: TO APPEAR BY ZOOM VIDEO:

  1. DOWNLOAD the free Zoom app on your smartphone or computer at https://www.zoom.us prior to your hearing date. MAKE SURE YOU DOWNLOAD THE APP BEFORE YOUR HEARING!
  2. On the date and time of your hearing, SELECT “Join a Meeting” and then ENTER your Meeting ID and Password (listed below or on your notice of hearing) to get into the hearing. OR you may simply LOCATE your hearing below by date and CLICK "Join Now!" to enter.
  3. Once you connect, please WAIT to be checked in. You may be placed in a “waiting room” and on mute or silent until your hearing begins.

OPTION #2: TO APPEAR BY ZOOM AUDIO (PHONE): No camera? No problem! The Zoom platform allows individuals to appear via telephone if they do not have an available camera. On the date and time of your hearing, just CALL one of the phone numbers listed on your notice of hearing or on the hearing information below. Then ENTER your Meeting ID and Password to get into the hearing (OR you may simply LOCATE your hearing below by date and SELECT "Join Now!" to enter). Once you connect, please WAIT as you may be placed on mute or silent until your hearing begins.

PROBLEMS CONNECTING TO YOUR HEARING? If you have problems connecting to a hearing, immediately e-mail the Magistrate's Assistant DURING YOUR HEARING TIME for further instructions.

Magistrate Hale has enabled the "waiting room" feature on the Zoom platform. Please understand that on some hearing days, the Court is using the same credentials for multiple hearings, and when you sign on you may join in the middle of another hearing. Please keep your microphone muted until you are addressed and able to join your hearing. If you need to move around prior to your hearing, kindly stop your video feed until your hearing begins.

Additional information regarding Magistrate Hale's requirements and procedures is available on Magistrate Hale's Bio Page.

***PLEASE BE IN A QUIET ROOM OR AREA WHEN APPEARING FOR YOUR HEARING***

Thank you!

Standing Meetings

Standing Meetings do not have a start or end date. Contact the Judge's Judicial Assistant or JACS for hearing times.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Friday, September 24, 2021

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Thursday, October 28, 2021


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