539 ABA Journal Court Security articles.
Dina Afek often tells clients they’re not allowed to bring their cellphones into courthouses in New Mexico. “As attorneys, we can bring in phones, so it’s creating a weird class issue,” says Afek, the volunteer attorney program director for New Mexico Legal Aid. “It is disproportionately affecting poor people and self-represented litigants.”
Nov 1, 2019 1:00 AM CDT
Court stenographers, or “court reporters” as they are commonly referred to, are often left overshadowed and underappreciated. But proper and reliable conclusions to controversies would not be possible without their invaluable work, says lawyer Adam Banner.
Oct 16, 2019 6:30 AM CDT
Several courts in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina already have announced closings as Hurricane Dorian approached off the coast.
You can find state court closings here in Florida,…
Sep 3, 2019 10:31 AM CDT
At the recent 2019 ABA Annual Meeting, the House of Delegates approved a resolution that encouraged courts and bar associations to review their policies on cellphone use and admittance…
Aug 15, 2019 12:42 PM CDT
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Jul 30, 2019 9:27 AM CDT
A courthouse security officer shot and wounded a man wielding a knife outside the federal courthouse in Los Angeles on Tuesday as testimony continued in a trial that contends that…
Jul 24, 2019 11:22 AM CDT
Jun 27, 2019 11:26 AM CDT
An Atlanta judge who was chronically late and persistently absent compounded her problems when she tried to cover it up, according to allegations in an ethics complaint filed last Wednesday.…
Jun 24, 2019 6:30 AM CDT
Federal officers shot and killed a gunman firing on the federal courthouse in Dallas on Monday morning.
A photographer for the Dallas Morning News, Tom Fox, snapped photos of the…
Jun 17, 2019 1:44 PM CDT
Updated: A hedge fund founder on trial for allegedly faking investment gains was sent to jail Monday after prosecutors accused him of trying to intimidate an assistant U.S. attorney during…
May 7, 2019 11:50 AM CDT
A proposed bill in Texas would provide a new security card to attorneys, so they can skip security lines in courthouses in any of the state’s 254 counties.
Texas Apr 23, 2019 7:15 AM CDT
Brewer Samuel Adams has released a limited-edition beer dedicated to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The beer was to be released Friday at the brewer’s Boston taproom, report…
Apr 2, 2019 7:30 AM CDT
Courts of all types have banned cellphones in courtrooms. Some inform litigants of the ban before they show up, others don’t. Some offer lockers for storage, others don’t. Courts have cited different reasons for the bans, ranging from preventing disruption in the courtroom to protecting witnesses who could be photographed and potentially threatened for appearing.
Apr 1, 2019 2:00 AM CDT