Policy Statement

Policy Statement Trial Court restrictions on the possession of cellular telephones and personal electronic devices

Date: 04/09/2018
Referenced Sources: Executive Office of the Trial Court

To protect the safety and security of those who appear in court, and to minimize potential distractions to court proceedings, cellular telephones and other personal electronic devices (PED) may be prohibited from courthouses.


Massachusetts Trial Court, Security Department


Personal electronic devices are defined as laptop or notebook computers, computer tablets, smartphones, Bluetooth and other similar devices. 

The following Trial Court facilities have banned the public’s use of cellular telephones and PEDs:


Referenced Sources:


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