I'm a Member of the Media

If you are a member of the media who would like to cover a court proceeding, please read the following rules for use, and procedure for requesting permission to use your media recording device (still photo camera, video camera, audio recorder, live streaming devices) in the courtroom. 

Procedure For Requesting Use of a Media Recording Device

  • The judge, on a case by case basis, may allow the use of a media recording device in the courtroom.  
  • Read and familiarize yourself with District Court Rule DCR 3.118 Media Coverage. 
  • You will need to make a request for each court proceeding that you wish to cover.  
  • To make a request, you must first have access to our Secured Portal. To request access follow the instructions below:  
    • Visit the Account Access Request page and fill in the required information.  
    • If access is granted you will receive an email with your username and password. You will then be able to log in to our Secured Portal and make media requests. 
    • Please note that Secured Portal access only grants you the ability to make media device requests. This does not grant you any special access to search court records. For information on Court Records please see below.  

Searching Court Records

Shawnee County District Court does not provide special access to members of the media to search court records.  To search court records you may: 

Read here for more information on obtaining copies of court documents.