Effective July 1, 2021, members of the press and public may enter courthouse property, and may observe in-courtroom proceedings subject to the assigned judge’s safety protocols and courtroom capacity limitations. Some hearings may continue to be held remotely and will be accessible only by teleconference, videoconference, or other remote means. See Update on Court Proceedings and Operations and General Order 78.
For information on how to observe court proceedings held by videoconference, visit cand.uscourts.gov/zoom. A list of upcoming hearings that will be held by videoconference is available at apps.cand.uscourts.gov/telhrg/. Information on whether an upcoming hearing will be in-person or held remotely is available on PACER or on the assigned judge’s calendar, or by emailing email@example.com.
A list of all judges’ Zoom Webinar links (with IDs and passwords) is available here.
PLEASE NOTE: Persons granted remote access to proceedings are reminded of the general prohibition against photographing, recording, and rebroadcasting of court proceedings (including those held by telephone or videoconference). See Court Rules Affecting the Media, A Journalist’s Guide to the Federal Courts, and General Order 58 at Paragraph III. Any recording of a court proceeding held by video or teleconference, including “screen-shots” or other visual copying of a hearing, is absolutely prohibited. Violation of these prohibitions may result in sanctions, including removal of court-issued media credentials, restricted entry to future hearings, denial of entry to future hearings, or any other sanctions deemed necessary by the court. Members of the press and the public are also expected to mute their phones during telephonic hearings and to not disrupt proceedings in any manner.
Any questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.