Providing helpful information for members of the media.

Use of cameras and electronic equipment in the courtroom is at the discretion of the presiding judge. Read Rule 15.1. Canon 3A(7) of the Code of Judicial Conduct provides that judges should exercise discretion in allowing broadcasting, televising, recording, or taking photographs in the courtroom and in the areas immediately adjacent to the courtroom during civil or criminal sessions, as well as during recesses between sessions. Judges have the discretion to close court regarding juvenile matters and court hearings that involve involuntary commitment matters that are not open to the public (See, G.S. 122C-267 and G.S. 122C-268).

Contacting the clerk of superior court or trial court administrator/coordinator is the best way to get approval to bring devices and equipment into the courtroom.

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