CourtCall Hearings — Participation by Court Reporters, Witnesses, & Interpreters

OVERVIEW

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:  assist@courtcall.com

MORE INFO

For more information about CourtCall, click here.