Effective January 2, 2008, attorneys presenting appropriate verification of bar membership will be permitted to enter the courthouses of the Eastern District of New York in possession of Personal Digital Assistants (“PDA”), laptop computers and cellular telephones. In all courtrooms, cellular telephones must be in the off position and PDAs and computers must be off or rendered “silent.”
Photographs, video and audio recordings in the Courthouse at any time are strictly forbidden.
Violations of this policy may result in court imposed sanctions, including but not limited to fines and forfeiture of the privilege.
Any Judge of the Court may curtail the presence or use of such devices as circumstances may warrant.
Dated: December 17, 2007
Brooklyn, New York