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Media Electronic Equipment Re-Authorizations Required beginning January 1, 2016

Release Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015.
The Judges of the Southern District of Florida have determined that authorizations for the media to bring electronic devices into courthouses should be regularly renewed. Therefore, effective January 1, 2016, all previously granted media access authorizations are terminated. Members of the media seeking to access courthouses with electronic devices must re-submit a new authorization form in person at the intake counter of any courthouse or to the following email address: press_request@flsd.uscourts.gov. Please note the form should identify the specific case or cases for which electronic equipment access is sought, the duration of the request, and must be accompanied by a copy of the requestor’s press credentials. Any incomplete requests will not be processed and will be returned. Requests should be submitted well in advance, and same day requests normally CANNOT be accommodated.

Electronic Authorization forms for the media are available at Intake.

Prohibited Electronic Devices:
Administrative Order 2009-12
In re: Prohibition on Electronic Transmissions and Cellular Phone Use Inside Courtrooms

A Journalist's Guide to the Federal Courts