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Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Courts
Serving the Citizens of Brevard and Seminole Counties

Seminole Traffic Court

Currently only Seminole County Courts holds Civil Traffic Infraction hearings in person with the option to appear via video conference for any party. All virtual hearings are held using Microsoft Teams and not Zoom. Contact the Judicial Assistant of the appropriate judge to answer how to setup a virtual hearing if the judge allows it.

Why we use MS Teams in the 18th Circuit

Microsoft Teams is an excellent platform for conducting virtual events. The 18th Circuit only uses MS Teams for its hearings.

MS Teams

Why the 18th Circuit only uses MS Teams


  • Teams is easy to use and is cross platform capable
  • Teams is better for maximizing court hearings
  • Teams has more advanced meeting collaboration features, including private meetings
  • Teams provides a Structured workspace
  • Teams provides more flexible and interactive meetings with breakout rooms
  • Teams is better for On-the-go communication
  • Teams ties in with the courts Cloud system and Office Suites
  • Teams has more advanced security and compliance and encryption
  • Teams allows for more file storage, including all recorded hearings
  • Teams allows easy scheduling of hearings for all parties via computer, smart devices, etc.
  • Teams also allows for phone calls into the meetings

Download Free Teams app for Computer

If you need teams on your desktop/laptop computer, click button below to download the free MS Teams application.

Download Free Teams app for Mobile Device

If you need teams on your mobile device, i.e. iphone, tablet, etc., click button below to download the free MS Teams application.


Effective 11/1/21, the Seminole County Courts will be holding Civil Traffic Infraction hearings in person with the option to appear via video conference for any party. 


Instructions to appear virtually:


To appear via video conference on Microsoft Teams, you will need to have an electronic device with an internet connection. You may use a smart phone, iPad/tablet, or webcam/built in camera with sound and video. You will also need to install the Microsoft Teams APP before the conference begins at


To join the hearing via Microsoft Teams, please use the address below to join the hearing at the scheduled time listed in the notice.  





  1. Please make sure you enter your full name when joining the meeting.
  2. It will be used to identify you when case is called
  3. You will remain in the virtual lobby until case is called.
  4. Attorneys are responsible for having the client attend by video.



What is Microsoft Teams? Teams is Microsoft's take on chat-based communication for business. In its simplest form, the service allows users to set up Microsoft Teams, each of which is essentially a hub for group chat rooms, which are called channels (conversations).


How do I get Teams on my device or computer? Connect and collaborate with anyone from anywhere on Teams by:
Download Microsoft Teams for Desktop | Download Microsoft Teams for Mobile Device


How to Join a meeting in Microsoft Teams? Join Teams meetings anytime, anywhere, from any device. Teams meetings are best when you join them from the Teams app or Teams on the web, and there's a bunch of ways to do that—read on for details about joining by link, from your calendar, and more. If you can't use the app or the web, some meetings let you call in using a phone number. 

To learn more, check out the Join a Teams meeting video.


New to Microsoft Teams? Download the Microsoft Teams Quick Start Guide -  Use this guide to learn the basics.


You can also find more videos here created by the Judicial Management Council Workgroup on Access to Justice to assist self-represented litigants in using Zoom and Teams on their computers or smartphones for a virtual court hearing. Be sure to also watch the video titled the “Rules for Virtual Court Hearings,” which provides very important information to help you prepare for, and participate in, your hearing.


Still images from a video chat including employees from the Metropolitan Police Service, L'Oreal, Universita di Bologna, and St. Luke's Health talking about how they're using Microsoft Teams during these times.

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