Information for Journalists/Media

Overview
  • The Court is committed to facilitating access to court dockets, documents and proceedings for journalists.
  • Judges and court staff will not comment on individual cases. Such inquiries should be directed to attorneys in the case as listed on the case docket.
  • Members of the media and public are expected to learn and abide by the Court's policies on contacting the Court and on the use of electronic devices in the courthouse, available in this section.
  • The Court supports the presumption of public access to proceedings before the Court.


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Media FAQs

Contacting the Court

A wealth of information is available on the Court's website and public docket. Journalists are expected to make their best efforts to obtain answers to their questions by reviewing the pertinent web pages. Journalists should contact the Media Liaison with all other questions concerning court proceedings and documents and interview requests for judges. Email is the preferred method of contact.

Media Liaison: Robert M. Farrell, Clerk of Court
Media email: media@mad.uscourts.gov

Journalists should not contact the assigned judge's courtroom deputy, docket clerk or chambers directly for any reason.