Zoom Instructions for Litigants


The following information is provided to assist litigants in the use of Zoom, the remote video software used by the Fifteenth Circuit for remote judicial events.


How do I know if my event has been scheduled through Zoom?
Each division will decide which events will be scheduled via Zoom. Additional information will be available on the divisional webpage.

Additionally, the event notice should include Zoom information. For a complete list of judges, see the Judges Page.

Where can I get Zoom?
Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Zoom Download Center. Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.

If you are unable to download the app, you may select the option to "start from your browser."

What Do I Need?

Audio Conferences:
Zoom provides a toll free number for each conference. No camera, computer or smart phone is required.
Video Conferences:
A camera, microphone and speaker are required to participate in a video conference. A smart phone or laptop come with all three installed. A PC with an external camera and headset will also work. If using a smart phone or tablet, you must download the Zoom app.
How do I join a Zoom meeting?
You can join a meeting by clicking the meeting link or going to join.zoom.us and entering in the meeting ID. Learn more about joining a meeting.
How do I join computer/device audio?
On most devices, you can join computer/device audio by clicking Join Audio, Join with Computer Audio, or Audio to access the audio settings. Learn more about connecting your audio.
Can I Use Bluetooth Headset?
Yes, as long as the Bluetooth device is compatible with the computer or mobile device that you are using.


My video/camera isn't working.
Read tips on troubleshooting a camera that won't start or show video.
There is echo in my meeting.
Echo can be caused by many things, such as a participant connected to the meeting audio on multiple devices or two participants joined in from the same local. Learn about common causes of audio echo.
Audio isn't working on my mobile device.
Read tips on troubleshooting audio that isn't working on your iOS or Android device.

If you are still having issues, please submit a request to Zoom.