Thursday, November 20, 2014

iPads at the Lectern!

Effective November 1, 2014 the Fourth District  implemented the following electronic devices policy (which the 5th District has had all this year):
Uniform Policy on Public Use of Electronic Devices in Court of Appeal Court Rooms
Laptop computers and electronic tablets may be used in the court room but must be silenced and placed in “airplane mode” at all times. Such devices may be used by counsel or self-represented litigants only as an aid in presenting oral argument and cannot be used to display demonstrative evidence to the court or for any other purpose. Cellular telephones and other electronic devices are not permitted in the court room. No audio or video recording or photography is permitted in the court room except in compliance with California Rules of Court, Rule 1.150. Failure to comply with this policy will result in the violator being removed from the court room.

The 2d DCA is announced it will adopt this same policy starting January 5, 2015.