The U.S. Court of International Trade is participating in a pilot program to livestream audio of certain civil proceedings involving matters of public interest with the consent of the parties. The Judicial Conference of the United States, the national policy-making body for the federal courts, has authorized this pilot program. The pilot will be administered by the Judicial Conference’s Court Administration and Case Management Committee and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts and will be used to study the feasibility of livestreaming audio of district court civil, bankruptcy, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and U.S. Court of International Trade proceedings.
Under the pilot program, the court, with the consent of the parties and approval of the presiding judge(s), will livestream audio of select proceedings involving matters of public interest on the Court’s YouTube channel. The livestream audio is only available during the court proceeding and is not available for playback or download.
Trials and proceedings involving live witness testimony, jurors, potential jurors, or any sealed, confidential, or classified materials are excluded from the pilot.
Please note the presiding judge(s) retains ultimate discretion to stop the livestreaming at any point during a proceeding should any issues or concerns arise.
Upcoming proceedings approved for audio streaming will be listed on the Court’s web site at: Upcoming Court Proceedings Accessible via Teleconference or Audio Streaming