X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
The U.S. District Court in D.C. might soon be at the forefront of the information age compared to other courthouses nationwide. Officials with the federal court are considering the possibility of offering free wireless Internet access inside the courthouse. And although a request seeking proposals from contractors is already posted on the court’s Web site, Sheldon Snook, administrative assistant to the chief judge, says the Wi-Fi plan isn’t definite. “We are still exploring whether it might be useful for the bar, the judges, and court staff,” Snook says, adding that because the building has such thick walls, the installation might be cost prohibitive. If feasible, officials hope to make the network available in each of the court’s 29 courtrooms, the cafeteria, and other public areas in the main building and the new annex. It’s unlikely the court’s counterpart across the Potomac River will follow suit anytime soon. In fact, last fall, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia banned all electronic devices, including cell phones, from the courthouse. The ban has prompted an uproar from attorneys, but to no avail.
Sarah Kelley can be contacted at [email protected].

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]

 
Reprints & Licensing
Mentioned in a Law.com story?

License our industry-leading legal content to extend your thought leadership and build your brand.

 

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.