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Request For Electronic And Photographic Media Access To Court Proceedings {MAG 25-25}

This is a Georgia form that can be used for Criminal within Local County, Gwinnett, Magistrate Court.

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IN THE MAGISTRATE COURT OF GWINNETT COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA REQUEST FOR ELECTRONIC AND PHOTOGRAPHIC MEDIA ACCESS TO COURT PROCEEDINGSPursuant to the Rule 11, Uniform Rules of Magistrate Courts , covering the Electronic and Photographic News Coverage of JudicialProceedings in Magistrate Courts, the undersigned hereby requests permission to install equipment in order to record, photograph,or televise all or portions of the proceedings in the below listed case(s) or proceeding(s):[ ] State of Georgia v. _______________________________________, Defendant, Case # ________________ [ ] (Civil) ____________________________ v. _____________________________, Case # ________________[ ] General court proceedings during a time period beginning ________________ and ending________________.Consistent with the provisions of the rule and guidelines, the undersigned desires to install the following described equipment:[ ] 35 mm camera; [ ] television camera, tripod & audio recording devices; [ ] audio recording devices; [ ] other_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________at: [ ] Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center [ ] Gwinnett Detention Center 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 2900 University Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA Courtroom(s): ______________________ Date(s) Requested: ____________________________Name of Personnel Responsible: _________________________________________________________________ are theperson(s) who will be responsible for the installation and operation of the equipment during its use.The undersigned hereby certifies that the equipment to be installed and the locations and operation of such equipment will be inconformity with the Rule 11, Uniform Rules of Magistrate Courts and any other guidelines issued by the court. This ________ day of ___________________, 200 ____. __________________________________________________ (Requestors signature) Company: ______________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ Telephone: _____________________________________________________ FAX: __________________________________________________________Approved: This ________ day of ___________________, 200 ____. __________________________________________________ Judge, Magistrate Court of Gwinnett CountySend original and copies to: Original to Clerk (or FAX to 770-822-8075) (1) Copies to Magistrate conducting hearing; (2) Requesting party; (3) Court Security at GJAC or Detention Center (Text of Rule 11, URMC, set forth on page 2) Q:/Magforms/MAG 25-25 Media Request for Court Access<<<<<<<<<********>>>>>>>>>>>>> 2 Text of Rule 11. Electronic and photographic news coverage of magistrate court proceedings.Unless otherwise provided by rule of the Supreme Court or otherwise ordered by the assigned judge after appropriate hearing(conducted after notice to all parties and counsel of record) and findings, representatives of the print and electronic public mediamay be present at and unobtrusively make written notes and sketches pertaining to any judicial proceedings in the magistratecourts. However, due to the distractive nature of electronic or photographic equipment, representatives of the public media utilizingsuch equipment are subject to the following restrictions and conditions: (A) Persons desiring to broadcast/record/photograph official court proceedings must file a timely written request (form attached asExhibit "A") with the judge involved prior to the hearing or trial, specifying the particular calendar/case or proceedings for whichsuch coverage is intended; the type equipment to be used in the courtroom; the trial, hearing or proceeding to be covered; and theperson responsible for installation and operation of such equipment. (B) Approval of the judge to broadcast/record/photograph a proceeding, if granted, shall be granted without partiality or preferenceto any person, news agency, or type of electronic or photographic coverage, who agrees to abide by and conform to these rules,up to the capacity of the space designated therefor in the courtroom. Violation of these rules will be grounds for areporter/technician to be removed or excluded from the courtroom and held in contempt.(C) The judge may exercise discretion and require pooled coverage which would allow only one still photographer, one televisioncamera and attendant, and one radio or tape recorder outlet and attendant. Photographers, electronic reporters and techniciansshall be expected to arrange among themselves pooled coverage if so directed by the judge and to present the judge with aschedule and description of the pooled coverage. If the covering persons cannot agree on such a schedule or arrangement, theschedule and arrangements for pooled coverage may be designated at the judges discretion.(D) The positioning and removal of cameras and electronic devices shall be done quietly and, if possible, before or after the courtsession or during recesses; in no event shall such disturb the proceedings of the court. In every such case, equipment should be inplace and ready to operate before the time court is scheduled to be called to order.(E) Overhead lights in the courtroom shall be switched on and off only by court personnel. No other lights, flashbulbs, flashes orsudden light changes may be used unless the judge approves beforehand. (F) No adjustment of central audio system shall be made except by persons authorized by the judge. Audio recordings of the courtproceedings will be from one source, normally by connection to the courts central audio system. Upon prior approval of the court,other microphones may be added in an unobtrusive manner to the courts public address system.(G) All television cameras, still cameras and tape recorders shall be assigned to a specific portion of the public area of thecourtroom or specially designed access areas, and such equipment will not be permitted to be removed or relocated during thecourt proceedings. (H) Still cameras must have quiet functioning shutters and advancers. Movie and television cameras and broadcasting andrecording devices must be quiet running. If any equipment is determined by the judge to be of such noise as to be distractive to thecourt proceedings, then such equipment can be excluded from the courtroom by the judge.(I) Reporters, photographers, and technicians must hav

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