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REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR USE OF VIDEO AND AUDIO EQUIPMENT
CONTACT:
Tammy Jackson
Communications Assistant
tjackson@courts.state.nh.us
603-271-2646 ext. 0251

Guidelines/Definitions

News Media Registration Form

Audio/Video Notice Form(One Day)

Registered News Organizations

Registered News Media Individuals

The New Hampshire Supreme Court approved a registration process for news media organizations and individuals who regularly use video and audio equipment or still photography in the state courts. Registered news media organizations and individuals have access to courtrooms statewide. See Guidelines/Definitions

Registration by a media organization covers all individuals working on behalf of that organization. See News Media Registration Form

  • All representatives of registered news organizations, and registered individuals, will have access to courtrooms statewide but must check in at the clerk’s office to give the court notice of their intent to record or photograph all or part of that day’s proceedings.

Individuals or organizations that are not registered, but want to use still, video or audio recording equipment in a courtroom must complete an audio/video/camera notification (One Day) form and provide it to the clerk's office prior to entering the courtroom. The request must be approved by the presiding judge before that individual or organization will be permitted to use still or video or audio equipment.

The registration process was developed by the New Hampshire Committee on the Judiciary and the Media (CJM) whose members include judges, clerks, court security, broadcast and print journalists and media lawyers, an approved for implementation by the Supreme Court in conjunction with rules that govern electronic coverage of court proceedings.

(SEE Supreme Court Rule 19; Superior Court Civil Rule 204; Circuit Court District Division Rule 1.4; Probate Division Rule 78 and Family Division Rule 1.29).

The registration process does not impact existing court rules which give the presiding justice discretion to limit the number of cameras, recording devices and related equipment allowed in the courtroom at one time. In those cases, pool coverage may be required.

For further information, contact Tammy Jackson, Judicial Branch Communications Assistant at tjackson@courts.state.nh.us.

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