Using Microsoft Teams for Court Hearings in San Diego

Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Location: San Diego Law Library Facebook Page

Cost: FREE

MCLE: 1 Hour General Self-Study Credit,  San Diego County Public Law Library, Provider #11786

Due to the large amount of interest in our free webinar,”Using Microsoft Teams for Court Hearings in San Diego,” the registration for the Zoom event is at capacity.

In order to accommodate everyone who has expressed interest, we’ve decided to livestream the class to our Facebook page. To join the livestream, there is no need to register, just join our Facebook page at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 13.  And, if you cannot make it to the livestream, we will be posting this class to our YouTube Channel as a part of our MCLE Self-Study video library.

We will not be able to offer participatory MCLE credit to those who view the livestream on Facebook or watch the video on YouTube. However, the library can offer viewers self-study MCLE credit. Viewing the class via Facebook or YouTube provides one hour of general self-study credit. On your MCLE log list the amount of credit and our provider information: San Diego Public Law Library, Provider #11786.

About the Program

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many courts to begin using Microsoft Teams for video hearings, including San Diego Superior Court. This program will help you prepare for using Microsoft Teams for hearings, including:

  • Equipment/software requirements and setting up the system
  • How to join a Teams meeting
  • Forwarding links and sending invitations
  • Best practices for videoconferencing, including audio and video features
  • Ensuring connectivity and private communications with clients
  • Making a proper record
  • Screen Sharing documents
  • Troubleshooting common problems, and more.

About the Speakers

Matt Wechter became a Deputy Public Defender 2010. He is head of the Franklin Youthful Offender Unit, and the Homeless Court Program, and recently has been the lead for the Public Defender’s Office on carrying out the virtual court proceedings and client communications county-wide.

Dave Grapilon became a Deputy District Attorney in 2004 after nine years as an officer with the SDPD. He spent the majority of his career in the Gang Prosecution Unit. Dave is currently the Assistant Chief of the Special Operations Division. He has been tasked with devising and implementing the remote videoconferencing operations at the DA’s office.

This program is co-sponsored by the San Diego County Bar Association’s Estate Planning, Trusts and Estates Section; the Trust and Estates Section of the Bar Association of Northern San Diego County; and the Probate Attorneys of San Diego.

This free webinar is part of our series of continuing legal education (CLE) classes. Our webinars are just one of the many resources that we have made available to help you with you legal education during the COVID-19 crisis. Check out our ClassesLegal Databases, and COVID-19 Legal Issues pages for more information! If you have any questions about our webinars or accessing our legal databases, please contact us by emailtelephone, or Virtual Front Desk (weekdays between 2 pm and 4 pm). Or, you can sign up for an appointment with a reference librarian.