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Media Information Officer

Serving as a liaison between the media and the Court, Media Information Officer, Rod Hansen, can be reached by email at rod_hansen@mied.uscourts.gov or by telephone at (313) 234-5421.

Media Protocol

Click this link to view the Media Protocol for Coverage of High Profile Cases

Application For Media Credentials

Click this link to open the Application for Media Credentials

Access to Court Records

Most court records are now in electronic format. Therefore, the most convenient way for the media to obtain information from court records is through PACER, Public Access to Court Electronic Records.

Court employees are not authorized to express their opinions or make public comments about any matter before the Court to members of the media. The Court Administrator, who serves as the Court's public information officer, can be reached at (313) 234-5051.

Media Room

A room (212) is available in the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse for use by the media. Media representatives may bring in a small filing cabinet (with lock is preferred) and have a phone line installed - at the media outlet's expense. Media representatives wishing to use the media room should contact Court Services (313) 234-5055 to make the necessary arrangements.

Covering Federal Court

The Administrative Office of the United States Courts has developed the following publications to provide the media an introduction to the federal judicial system.

Understanding the Federal Courts

Provides an introduction to the federal judicial system, its organization and administration, and its relationship to the legislative and executive branches of the government

A Journalist's Guide to the Federal Courts

Helps reporters who cover federal district, bankruptcy, and appellate court to understand the cases the people, and the process.


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