Cameras in Courts Pilot

The Northern District of Ohio is among 14 district courts participating in the Federal Judiciary's digital video pilot, which allows a limited exception to the ban on cameras and broadcasting of district court proceedings. The three-year pilot began on July 18, 2011 and will evaluate the effect of cameras in the courtroom for civil cases. Proceedings are recorded upon the approval of the presiding judge and consent by the parties. The presiding judge can choose to stop a recording if it is necessary, for example, to protect the rights of the parties and witnesses or to preserve the dignity of the Court. Coverage of the prospective jury during voir doire is prohibited, as is coverage of jurors or alternate jurors.

 

Modifications to Local Civil Rule 83.1: Photography, Radio, and Television

 

To access recorded proceedings, please visit the Cameras in Courts page of the U.S. Courts website.