Eighth Judicial Court Rules

Rule 5.03 – Confidentiality, best interests of children.

Rule 5.03. Confidentiality, best interests of children.

  • Absent a written order of the court to the contrary, all lawyers, litigants, witnesses or other parties privy to matters being heard by the family division are prohibited from:

    (a) Discussing the issues, proceedings, pleadings, or papers on file with the court with the minor children of the litigants;

    (b) Allowing any minor child to review the record of the proceedings before the court, whether in the form of transcripts, audio cassettes or audio-visual tapes; or

    (c) Leaving such materials in a place where it is likely or foreseeable that a child will access those materials.

    [Amended; effective August 21, 2000.]