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Brooklyn Wireless Device Policy

Effective November 26, 2007, portable communication devices possessed by members of the Court Family, Agency Tenants of the Brooklyn Bankruptcy Courthouse, USAO, GSA, FPS, members of the Bar, Law Enforcement Officers, and Vendors will be allowed into the Brooklyn Bankruptcy Courthouse under certain conditions.

Portable communication devices (cellular phones; smartphones (e.g. iPhones, Android devices, and other mobile phones that perform many of the functions of a computer; tablets; laptop computers; devices that wirelessly connect to and pair with computers and smartphones to transmit data (including smart watches, earpieces, headphones, and fitness trackers; audio recorders, still cameras, and video cameras that can connect wirelessly to other devices; pagers; two-way radios; PDA's; and other electronic devices) possessed by the general public (that is, persons not falling within any of the categories listed above) will not be allowed into the Brooklyn Bankruptcy Courthouse, and must be checked in at the courthouse entrance security desk. While stored, all portable communication devices must be turned off.

Recording, photographing or broadcasting court proceedings is prohibited within the Brooklyn Bankruptcy Courthouse.

Cellular phones are not authorized for use inside the courtrooms and should be turned off.

Any violation of this policy may result in the revocation of the privilege.

Any Judge of the Court may suspend or revoke the privilege of retaining portable devices for any person for any reason.

Dated: February 21, 2019
              Brooklyn, New York