YouTube Court Live Streaming

Live Audio Streaming via YouTube: 

1.  Purpose:  Judicial Conference policy generally prohibits the broadcasting of proceedings in federal trial courts. On March 31, 2020, the Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference, however, approved a temporary exception to the policy to allow a judge to authorize the use of teleconference technology to provide the public and the media audio access to court proceedings while public access to federal courthouses generally, or with respect to a particular district, is restricted due to health and safety concerns during the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic. This authorization will expire upon a finding by the Judicial Conference that the emergency conditions due to the emergency declared by the President with respect to COVID-19 are no longer materially affecting the functioning of the federal courts generally or a particular district.In accordance with this temporary change in policy, members of the public and media interested in listening (audio only -- no video available) to court proceedings, may visit the Court's YouTube channel to access a live audio stream of any court proceeding when it is happening.  

Link to Access: 

 YouTube Live Streaming Link:

Judicial Officer YouTube Channel JDF Calendars
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Diane Finkle Monthly




The audio will only play when court is actually live streaming.  Recorded versions of court hearings are available on the case docket, and require Pacer access. 

3.  Prohibition Against Recording:  Persons accessing live audio streaming of court proceedings are reminded of the general prohibition against photographing, recording, and rebroadcasting of court proceedings. Violation of these prohibitions may result in sanctions, including removal of court issued media credentials, restricted entry to future hearings, denial of entry to future hearings, or any other sanctions deemed necessary by the court.