PUBLIC & PRESS ACCESS

On Site Live Stream of Court Cases 

Each day a court hearings from one or more courts will be live streamed to another vacant court room for members of the public to view. For the time being Court Room 4 at Kirk House will be open for this person. A maximum of 5 persons at any time will be allowed in that Court Room.

The Town Hall is another designated area for video viewing of hearings from another court. However, this location may only be used for such purposes if no court hearings are being held in that location.

Please check with the Security at the reception at the Main Court Building for appropriate locations.

Members of the public are advised that rules set out in Practice Direction 8 of 2020 govern conduct of the public during court hearings and that they must familiarize themselves with these requirements.  Please see PD 8 of 2020 in the link below.

 

Each courtroom has limitations on the number of persons permitted to be in the court room at any given time.

Up to 2 press persons are permitted to attend Open Court in the event that there is space permitted beyond the number of persons permitted to be in each court room.

Maximum Number of persons permitted to attend court rooms:

  • Court Room 1 – 20 persons
  • Court Room 2 – 20 persons
  • Court Room 3 – 9 persons
  • Court Room 4 – 8 persons
  • Court Room 5 – 25 persons
  • Court Room 6 – 10 persons
  • Court Room 7 – 6 persons

Press Access

For the time being, members of the press may also view court hearings streamed to Court Room 4 or the Town Hall as specified above.

Alternatively, press may apply to Judicial Administration for registration to have password access to Zoom open court hearings.  Please contact the Court Administrator to be registered.

All press are advised that rules set out in Practice Direction 8 of 2020 govern conduct of the press during court hearings and that they must familiarize themselves with these requirements.  Please see PD 8 of 2020 in the link below.

Practice Direction 8 of 2020 Public Accessing to Court Proceedings by Audio or Video Links

 

Last Updated June 19, 2020