Good Camera Management: Prepare, Inform, Enforce

Dear Illinois Attorney and Judge-Hopeful Kent Gray:

What you say about court proceedings being “a lot harder to manage” when news media-camera coverage is permitted  Judicial candidate Kent Gray has concerns about cameras in court is probably true — if you are not prepared or know how to manage them.

Veteran judges experienced with allowing cameras in their courtrooms understand state rules, establish firm clearly stated guidelines, make sure anyone requesting camera access to their courtrooms understand and agree to abide by them, and enforce said rules and guidelines, encounter little difficulty.

Good judges do the same with counsel who appear before them, parties to the case and courtroom spectators.

Best wishes to you in your quest for a judgeship.



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