Media Identification Cards
The Saskatchewan Law Courts permit identified members of the media to "Tweet" or transmit other forms of live, text-based communications from within courtrooms. A protocol allows members of the media to activate and use in silent mode, a mobile phone, small laptop, or similar piece of equipment to perform live text-based communications from court, unless the presiding judge gives instructions otherwise.
Members of the media who wish to take advantage of the opportunity to transmit text must display valid Ministry of Justice-issued media identification. The identification cards, which also provide easier access to court houses in certain locations, are available from the Ministry's Court Services branch.
Applications forms must be accompanied by a recent criminal record check and a letter from the employer affirming the need for such a pass. Identification cards are available for three years after they are issued and must be renewed after that time.
You will need to confirm that you've received a copy of Public Access to Court Records in Saskatchewan, and agree to abide with the guidelines therein.
Email completed forms, along with supporting documents to: justiceEPO@gov.sk.ca
Questions about the application can be directed to:
Court Services, Ministry of Justice