Illinois Supreme Court Policy On Portable Electronic DevicesView Content
The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance for allowing Portable Electronic Devices, essential tools of our society, in all state courthouses. As discussed, many courts already have policies that address the needs of lawyers, jurors, and other court users and staff to carry and use Portable Electronic Devices on courthouse grounds, recognizing that such devices may be critical for them. This policy authorizes the extension of this same privilege to all court visitors, including SRLs. The policy seeks to respect the interests and needs of the people who enter the courthouses and courtrooms of Illinois, while recognizing and serving the need to maintain order and safety.