Under Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) rules, hearings may be by Internet-based video.
DWC has contracted with CourtCall to provide Internet-based video service for agency hearings.
Participation by Court Reporters, Witnesses, & Interpreters
Court reporters, witnesses, and interpreters may participate in a hearing being held using CourtCall in one two ways:
- In person at the location of a self-represented party or attorney for one of the parties; or
- Using CourtCall at a separate location from self-represented parties and attorneys.
OFFICE OF PARTICIPATING ATTORNEY
Court reporters, witnesses, and interpreters may participate in hearings being held using CourtCall in person at the same location as a self-represented party or attorney participating by CourtCall.
A self-represented party or attorney should email the presiding deputy, with all other self-represented parties and attorneys cc'd, if the court reporter, witnesses, or any interpreter will be participating using CourtCall from the location of the self-represented party or attorney.
USING COURTCALL ACCOUNT
In the alternative, court reporters, witnesses, and interpreters may register for a CourtCall account and participate in the hearing using CourtCall.
If a court reporter, witness, or interpreter elects to participate in a hearing using CourtCall, notice must be given to CourtCall. Such notice should be given as far in advance of the hearing as possible and include the following information:
- Tribunal Name (Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation)
- Name of the Case (e.g., Doe v. Employer)
- DWC File Number
- Names of Participating Attorneys
- Date of Hearing
- Time of Hearing
CourtCall may be given notice by email, with the presiding deputy cc'd, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about CourtCall, click here.