Use of Electronic Devices within Court Facilities

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Under Local Rule 5073-1, “[a]ll photographic, recording, and broadcasting equipment is prohibited from the courtrooms and their environs unless allowed by leave of the court.” Attorneys may request permission to bring electronic devices (e.g., cell phones, laptops, tablets) into courtrooms or their environs by completing and signing an Electronic Device Request and Acknowledgement Form (see below). Any approved use will be for business purposes only.

The court has delegated the authority to approve electronic device requests to the clerk or his delegate. Attorneys who obtain approval will be issued an identification card that must be presented to Court Security Officers during the screening process when entering the courthouse with an electronic device.