Sunday, March 04, 2012

Cameras in Courts Focus of Boston Bar Panel

The U.S. District Court in Massachusetts is among 14 federal courts participating in a pilot project allowing cameras in the courtroom. I am moderating a panel this week that will look at this pilot project, and also contrast it with the experimental OpenCourt digital-access project under way in Quincy District Court. Also on the panel will be former U.S. District Judge Nancy Gertner, now a professor at Harvard Law School, and Joe Spurr, a multimedia journalist and the director of OpenCourt.

The brown-bag program is Tuesday, March 6, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at the Boston Bar Association, 16 Beacon St., Boston. More details and registration information are available here.

1 comment:

John Hawkinson said...

Gosh. Until your post I had assumed there were no recorded Mass District Court videos, because nothing had popped up in the RSS feed, (which is linked from the page). Of course, that's not the case and that feed seems not to have updated since August.

In point of fact, there have been recordings in December and February, such as this one.