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September 2010 - Posts
Bloomberg Database Training
On Tuesday, October 5th, a representative from Bloomberg will provide a basic overview of how to use the system, followed by advanced training on searching court dockets. Basic training will be from 2:30pm-3:00pm and repeat 3:00pm-3:30pm. Docket training will take place from 2:00-2:30 and repeat 3:30pm-4:00pm. To register for basic training, see here. To register for dockets training, see here. Bloomberg law is a real-time legal research system that integrates innovative search technology, comprehensive legal content, company and client information and proprietary news all in one place.
Judiciary Approves Pilot Project for Cameras in District Courts
The Judicial Conference of the United States recently approved a three-year pilot project to evaluate the effect of cameras in federal district courtrooms, video recordings of proceedings and the public release of digital video recordings of some civil proceedings. For more information, see here.
Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 53 prohibits electronic media coverage of criminal proceedings in federal courts. However, the Judicial Conference allows each appellate court discretion to permit broadcasting of oral arguments. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals allow such coverage.