Prohibited in the Courtrooms:
Court proceedings must be electronically recorded. Therefore, silence is a necessity, unless you are a party to the proceeding that is in progress. Disruptive behavior such as talking, laughing, shouting or creating other loud disturbances will not be tolerated. The security staff may remove people from the building and the judges may hold violators in contempt of court. Mild-toned conversations may be conducted in the lobbies, hallways and conference rooms. We strongly discourage bringing young children to court unless required to do so by a judge or referee.
Cell Phones and Pagers:
Cell phones with operable cameras are not permitted by the public and will not be allowed into the courthouse. Cell phones without cameras and pagers must be placed in the silent mode, unless otherwise instructed at entry to the courthouse. Use of cell phones and pagers is not allowed in the courtrooms or hearing rooms. Use of cell phones and pagers in other areas of the courthouse is permitted.
Outside lockers may be used (at the user's risk) for a small fee to store small items or items may be returned to a vehicle for safe keeping. The Court will not be responsible for items left in lockers.
Addressing the Court:
Be respectful of the judge or hearing official, the court staff, attorneys and litigants. Maintain a respectful attitude at all times in the court building and in the courtrooms.