No Zoom? No worries. The REGJB courtesy of your Public Defenders (we think) now has Zoom Kiosks on the second floor for attorneys to use if they are in court in person and need to zoom in elsewhere.
When this courthouse was built in 1960, or maybe in 2000 when people were pondering the future what do you think they discussed? Maybe in 1960 the use of computers (which at the time took up a full room) or that some day women would be judges. In 2000 it was probably just building another courthouse and better parking.
But a Zoom Kiosk? It's the old/ Donald Rumsfeld saying (which he did not invent): There are things you know; there are things you do not know; and there are things you do not know you do not know. Zoom Kiosks fall into that third category.
Courtesy of Top PD Kevin Hellmann, whose email we reprint without any authorization, subjecting us to scorn and potential lawsuits, etc., etc.
There are 2 kiosks on which you can sign onto Zoom links on the 2nd floor of REG. They are located inside Room 231 which is in the hallway on the left just past courtroom 2-10. It’s what used to be the Traffic Clerk’s Office. To enter the hallway near Courtroom 2-10, you need to get buzzed in from the intercom. Another way to reach Room 231 is by walking across from the elevators (in the direction of Courtroom 2-11) and then turning right (instead of going left to court 2-11). Then go through the door and walk all the way down the hallway to room 231. Use the door next to the hallway phone (not the one actually marked as Room 231). To be clear: the door marked Room 231 is locked. So, use the door immediately next to Judge Ruiz's chambers to enter Room 231.
I feel like I’m steering you to a speakeasy.
At the kiosks, DO NOT SIGN IN TO YOUR ZOOM ACCOUNT (like I did). Just enter the Zoom Meeting ID Number and you will enter that courtroom. I’ve posted the Zoom Directory for County Courtrooms, since I think that will be most helpful.
On your phone’s Settings, click to the network AOCGuestWifi. Then enter Password [email Rumpole or Hellmann for the password. Dumb, we are not]. That will give you access to wifi inside the REG Justice Building. Only problem is that this network will not show up in your Settings unless you’re on the 6th floor or higher.
Hope that helps.