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Virtual Hearing Guide

See our full WebEx Virtual Hearing Guide here.

The Department of Justice has several tables on their website which contain all the webex links for every Immigration Judge (throughout the country, I’m only focusing on New York). You can find that official master list of links at https://www.justice.gov/eoir/find-immigration-court-and-access-internet-based-hearings.

If your hearing notice states that you have a virtual hearing then you are expected to attend the hearing by going to the link on that notice and appearing virtually. If the link on your hearing notice isn’t working, you lostost your hearing notice, or you just don’t feel like typing it in then you can find the webex link for each New York Immigration Judge below (these sometimes change so if it isn’t working then you can check the Department of Justice’s official list of webex links.

Please note that even though it should not be possible, the webex links can sometimes be case sensitive . If you ever have an issue with a webex link check the case matches the link. You can find a list of all of the Immigration Judges’ WebEx links at the bottom of this guide or you can find them here.

HOW TO ENTER THE VIRTUAL COURTROOM

1. Find your Immigration Judge in the list below and click on the link

2. Click “allow” if you get a pop-up asking you about cookies

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3. Depending on your browser and its setting a download may start or you may be prompted asking if you want to start downloading–YOU DO NOT NEED TO DOWNLOAD WEBEX UNLESS YOU WANT TO.

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Feel free to download it if you want but if you dot then you are on your own and the rest of these steps won’t be any help for you. Webex works just as well from the browser and it’s a much easier way of getting to your virtual hearing.

4. I recommend using webex from your browser by clicking the link which will bring you to a login screen.

You do not need to make an account. You just type in your name and email address, then type the letters in the “CAPTCHA” to prove you’re not a robot and you can enter. Doing this will only get you into the Courtroom it is not going to create an account and you will have to do this step each time you enter a webex courtroom. You usually don’t even get an email from webex since it is a one-time entry.

If you have a hard time reading the weird CAPTCHA letters then you can click on the little speaker logo the arrow is pointing to in the picture and it will read the letters aloud through your computer speakers. This serves a dual purpose by also testing the volume of your computer speakers.

5. Click the “Next” button and it will bring you to a screen where you can test your camera to make sure it is working.

6. You will most likely get a prompt requiring you to give your browser access to your computer’s camera and microphone but it depends on your browser and its settings.

7. If your audio does not connect and you see a button that reads “connect audio” simply click the button and select “computer’s audio.”

8. Turn your camera on using the button on the bottom of the screen to test it.

9. If your camera is working and sound is connected then turn off your camera using the button on the bottom of the page and mute your microphone using the mute button.

NOTE: You must keep your microphone muted until you are talking to the Judge or you will disturb the courtroom (even if you don’t make noise it will cause echoing).

10. To enter the virtual courtroom (after you turn off your camera and mute your microphone) click the green button that reads “join meeting.”

11. The following screen will be what the inside of the virtual courtroom looks like.

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Since it is against the law to take photos, videos, or record audio during an actual virtual hearing I had to make a meeting with no other participants to make this guide, which is why the screen shows my name instead of showing a video feed of the Judge and the DHS attorney (Assistant Chief Counsel). During your actual Court hearing you will see them on the screen and probably multiple other people like a translator and other attorneys.

12. Use the buttons on the bottom of the page to mute/unmute, turn camera on/off, or anything else. Once you are done you can press the red button with the “x” to leave the virtual courtroom.

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Other Settings Menu Inside of Virtual Hearing
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Chatroom inside of virtual courtroom for typing message to Court staff

TESTING WEBEX PRIOR TO YOUR HEARING

You can do a test on a day prior to your hearing using this special webex test meeting link. DO NOT USE THE WEBEX LINKS FOR IMMIGRATION COURT ANY TIME OTHER THAN WHEN YOU ARE SCHEDULED FOR YOUR HEARING. It will throw you into a virtual hearing of someone else. You may find yourself on the big screen in the Courtroom behind the Judge while they are in the middle of a really important case and it would not be fun.

FIND IMMIGRATION JUDGE’S WEBEX LINK

immigration court online virtual hearing through webex

WHO IS MY JUDGE?

If you lost your hearing notice or you can’t figure out who your Judge is then go to the EOIR Automated Case Status System and look up your A# (the 9 digit number with the letter “A” in front of it that appears on every document you received from immigration). Once you enter your A number and press submit it will show you information about your case including the date, time, location, and Immigration Judge.

NOTE: The automated system will show the location of the Court even if you have been scheduled for a virtual hearing. That does not mean you have to physically go to the Court at that address. You should still appear virtually.

NEW YORK IMMIGRATION COURT LINKS FOR VIRTUAL HEARINGS (VIA WEBEX)

COURT LOCATIONIMMIGRATION JUDGEWEBEX LINKOPEN CALLJUDGE’S LOCATION
New York – BroadwayACIJ Khalilah Taylor (KHT)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/ACIJ.Taylor199 828 4975Internet-based
 J. Thomas Bartleson (TSB)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Bartleson199 929 4517Internet-based
 Scott Bratton (STB)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Scott.Bratton2763 063 7216 Internet-based
 Noel A. Brennan (NB)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Brennan199 456 7391Internet-based
 John P. Burns (JHB)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Burns199 954 1409Internet-based
 Andrew M. Calvelli (AWC)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Calvelli199 302 6185Internet-based
 Olivia L. Cassin (OLC)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Cassin199 220 7499Internet-based
 Jess Christensen (JBC)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Christensen199 769 6035Internet-based
 Jennifer Chung (JCG)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Chung199 496 4754Internet-based
 Diane L. Dodd (DED)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Dodd199 540 5485Internet-based
 Robert L. Gundlach (RTG)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Gundlach199 212 3492Internet-based
 Edward P. Grogan (EGN)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Grogan199 682 9017Internet-based
 Carolyn L. Krasinski (CKI)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Krasinski199 516 7056Internet-based
 Brigitte Laforest (BLF)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Laforest199 024 8589Internet-based
 Shirley Lazare-Raphael (SLR)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Lazare-Raphael199 760 3015Internet-based
 Tanawa Lebreton (TAL)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Lebreton199 446 3510Internet-based
 Kalenna Lee (KNL)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Kalenna.Lee2763 867 6137Internet-based
 Michael W. Lloyd (MLL)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Lloyd199 729 4577Internet-based
 James M. McCarthy (JMM)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.McCarthy199 485 1150Internet-based
 James R. McKee (JME)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.James.McKee199 001 0156Internet-based
 Maria Navarro (MEN)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Navarro199 946 2445Internet-based
 Carol Moore (CLM)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Carol.Moore2761 157 1000Internet-based
 Adam Perl (APL)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Perl199 922 3687Internet-based
 Aviva Poczter (AVP)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Poczter199 238 7121Internet-based
 Douglas B. Schoppert (DBS)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Schoppert199 040 5997Internet-based
New York – Federal PlazaACIJ Megan Herndon (Acting)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/ACIJ.Herndon199 828 4975In person
 Lori K. Adams (LIA)https://eoir.WebEx.com/meet/IJ.LoriAdams2763 777 1051Internet-based
 Amit Chugh (AC2)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Chugh199 855 6207In person
 Raisa Cohen (RAC)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Cohen199 967 8151Internet-based
 Carol A. Crawford (IJC)https://eoir.webEx.com/meet/IJ.Crawford2760 364 8967In person
 Kyle A. Dandelet (KED)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Dandelet2762 327 1646In person
 Evalyn P. Douchy (EPD)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Douchy199 157 0151Internet-based
 L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens (LES)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Ehrens199 567 3565Internet-based
 Samuel M. Factor (SAF)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Factor199 260 9176Internet-based
 Lauren F. Farber (LTF)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Farber199 774 4548Internet-based
 Lena Golovnin (LGN)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Golovnin199 447 3707Internet-based
 Cynthia Gordon (CYG)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Cynthia.Gordon 199 242 6104Internet-based
 Vivienne E. Gordon-Uruakpa (VGU)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Vivienne.Gordon199 650 5643Internet-based
 Dorothy Harbeck (DH)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Harbeck199 112 1235Internet-based
 Amanda Jeannopoulos (AJS)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Jeannopoulos 199 895 5769Internet-based
 Carrie Johnson-Papillo (CCJ)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Johnson-Papillo199 231 8760Internet-based
 Amiena A. Khan (AAK)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Amiena.Khan199 692 7810Internet-based
 David Kim (DDK)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.David.Kim2763 024 4092In person
 Deborah E. Klahr (DKR)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Klahr199 228 5272Internet-based
 Theodora N. Kouris (TKS)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Kouris199 508 2167Internet-based
 Frederic G. Leeds (FGL)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Leeds199 696 7326In person
 Anna Little (ACL)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Little199 762 8229Internet-based
 F. James Loprest Jr. (JLP)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Loprest199 911 7726Internet-based
 Maria Lurye (MLY)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Lurye199 304 8116Internet-based
 Gioia Maiellano (GAM)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Gioia.Maiellano2761 164 5162Internet-based
 William H. McDermott (WMD)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.William.McDermott199 400 1237Internet-based
 Michael G. McFarland (MMF)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.McFarland199 827 3603Internet-based
 Dania Nassar (DNA)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Dania.Nassar2760 033 9015Internet-based
 Karen Nazaire (KAN)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Karen.Nazaire2763 382 3257In person
 Barbara A. Nelson (BAN)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Barbara.Nelson199 589 3666In person
 Tiesha Peal (TAP)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Tiesha.Peal2762 667 8852Internet-based
 Jonathan Reingold (JNR)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Jonathan.Reingold2762 629 3170Internet-based
 Cathy Sagesse (CSE)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Sagesse199 220 9147Internet-based
 Alice Segal (ASL)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Segal199 911 3588Internet-based
 John J. Siemietkowski (JNS)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Siemietkowski199 501 4664In person
 Jem Sponzo (JCS)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Sponzo199 137 5647Internet-based
 Scott E. Thomsen (STT)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Thomsen199 142 4992Internet-based
 Donald Thompson (DWT)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Donald.Thompson199 498 7700Internet-based
 Mimi Tsankov (MMT)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Tsankov199 372 7083Internet-based
 Virna Wright (VAW)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Wright199 719 1764Internet-based
 Randa Zagzoug (RZA)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Zagzoug199 442 0332Internet-based
UlsterACIJ Brandon C. Jaroch (BNJ)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/ACIJ.Jaroch2763 464 0764Internet-based
 Kyung Auh (KYA)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Auh199 952 3632Internet-based
 Charles M. Ouslander (CSO)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Ouslander2763 370 5495Internet-based
 Roger Sagerman (RFS)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Sagerman199 382 9208Internet-based
New York – VarickACIJ Ubaid ul-Haq (UUL)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/ACIJ.ul-Haq199 266 6883In person
 Shayne R. Burnham (SEB)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Burnham199 861 1125In person
 Charles R. Conroy (CC1)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Conroy199 224 1886In person
 John DeCure (JDE)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.John.DeCure2763 713 9204In person
 Richard H. Drucker (RDD)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Drucker199 499 9638In person
 Margaret Kolbe (MGK)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Kolbe199 481 6304Internet-based
 Lisa W. Ling (LLG)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Ling199 834 0101In person
 Thomas Mulligan (TJM)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Mulligan199 136 1017Internet-based
 Thomas J. Mungoven (TSM)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Mungoven199 956 0396In person
 David A. Norkin (DNO)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Norkin199 959 0680In person
 Francisco R. Prieto (FPO)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Prieto199 269 3640In person
 Dara F. Reid (DRD)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Reid199 099 2265In person
 Themistoklis Aliferis (THA)https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Aliferis2761 222 5361Internet-based

Department of Justice Website with all WebEx links: https://www.justice.gov/eoir/find-immigration-court-and-access-internet-based-hearings#NY

TEST YOUR AUDIO AND VIDEO BEFORE ENTERING WEBEX HEARING

You should use the “camera” application on your computer to record a short 20 second video of yourself talking and then watch it back to make sure you can hear yourself talking. If the sounds quality is bad you can adjust the volume to get it right before you’re in the virtual courtroom.

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