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Media Relations

For the News Media

Public Information Officer

The Public Information Officer is the Court Executive Officer (CEO). Please call the CEO’s Executive Assistant at (209) 533-5650 if you have any media questions.

Cameras in the Courthouse and Courtrooms

These procedures have been developed for the protection of all parties to ensure the secure and efficient handling of cases and events in the Superior Court, County of Tuolumne Courthouse. No filming, photography, or electronic recording is permitted in the courthouse, including hallways, except as permitted and consistent with Rule 1.150, California Rules of Court. Violation of California Rule of Court, rule 1.150 may result in termination of media coverage, contempt of court proceedings, or monetary sanctions as provided by law.

Please review California Rule of Court, rule 1.150, regarding limitations on camera use in and outside the courtroom, before making a request to film or photograph a court proceeding. A link to this rule is provided below.

Requests for Cameras in the Courtroom

Requests for any type of video, still photography, or audio coverage, including pool cameras, must be made in compliance with Rule 1.150(e)(1), California Rules of Court. To submit a request, complete forms MC-500 and MC-510 and then deliver them to the court’s Executive Assistant located on the second floor of the Courthouse at 12855 Justice Center Drive, Sonora, California. Forms MC-500 and MC-510 may also be faxed to the office of the court's Executive Assistant at (209) 533-5618. The forms will be submitted to the Presiding Judge for review and consideration. Upon completion, you will be contacted with either approval or denial of your request, and your documents will be forwarded to the Clerk of the Judicial Officer hearing the matter.

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