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Court Contacts       Process         Media Rule          Local Rules



Rebecca Fleming, Court Executive Officer


                                    Phone: (209) 530-3111

                                    Fax: (209) 236-7797

Denise Davis, Executive Assistant


                                    Phone: (209) 530-3291

                        Stephanie Mitchell, Courtroom Services Manager


                                    Phone: (209) 530-3285

                                    Fax: (209) 236-7748





To request information supply your email address, phone/fax number and a representative (listed above) of the Stanislaus Superior Court will respond to your inquiry.              

MC-500 - Media Request To Photograph in Courtrooms

MC-510 - Order for Media Request to Permit Media Coverage


Requests may be faxed to the Superior Court at (209) 236-7748 or emailed to



            Television Cameras, video cameras and/or camera operators, still photographers, media reporters or any combination thereof shall not block corridors, block access to any court or hearing room, block the entrance or exits to and from the courthouse, block stairwells or handicap ramps.

Any and all video, cell phone and other photography through courtroom windows or into the courtroom from the hallway is subject to the same restrictions that apply to the use of cameras in the courtroom and shall require prior approval by the judge of the affected courtroom.  (See CRC 1.150)

Court security personnel shall enforce this Rule by moving any offending media personnel to the lobby areas of the courthouse when such move is consistent with the intent of this Rule.  Should any representative of the media continue to violate this Rule, court security shall direct the offending media personnel to leave the courthouse.  Nothing in this Rule shall affect the authority of Law Enforcement personnel to enforce laws under their jurisdiction.

This Rule does not affect CRC 1.150 as it pertains to the courtroom and the hearing judge’s ruling on media requests under CRC 1.150.  Further, any order by any judge of this court issued pursuant to a media request pursuant to CRC 1.150 may temporarily supersede this rule with regard to such order in order to further the interests of media coverage for a particular case.   

CRC 1.150 – (Media Coverage of Courtroom Proceedings) of the California Rules of Court sets guidelines for judges to use when deciding if they will allow people to record or broadcast any court proceeding. The media are only allowed to cover a court proceeding if the judge approves. If you want to photograph, record, or broadcast any court proceeding, you must fill out and file Judicial Council form - Forms can be faxed to number below.

MC-500 - Media Request To Photograph in Courtrooms

MC-510 - Order for Media Request to Permit Media Coverage


The Stanislaus County Superior Court Local Rules are supplemental to the California Rules of Court and apply in Stanislaus County only. If there is a conflict between the Local Rules and the California Rules of Court, the California Rules of Court supersede. 

Last Updated: 10/02/2014 08:57:08 AM

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