Effective September 1, 2007, LR 83.18 and LCrR 53.1 were amended, and Miscellaneous Order 63 became effective. These changes continue the prohibition on the possession of electronic communication devices on court floors, but grants certain exceptions. In Dallas and Fort Worth you may be required to show your bar identification card or a written authorization from the presiding judge to bring an electronic communication device onto a court floor. Please click the link below for details…

http://www.txnd.uscourts.gov/pdf/misc_orders/63-1.pdf

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