In addition to assisting the media, the office organizes community outreach and education programs. The media relations office telephone number is (657) 622-7097.
When asking the court for comment on a story, remember the court cannot comment on pending cases. California Code of Judicial Ethics, Canon 3B(9) provides, in essence, that: (1) a judge shall not make any public comment about a pending or impending proceeding in any court, and (2) the judge shall require a similar abstention on the part of staff subject to the judge’s direction and control. Click here for a link to the California Code of Judicial Ethics, with Canon 3B(9) and related commentary on pages 17 and 18.