For the News Media
This page is for the news media. Therefore, changes to this page will be made only for purposes of media contacts or high-profile court cases. All news releases will be posted under News & Events.
Media Requests and Court Rules
Please submit MC-500 and MC-510 requests to Kristin.Davis@Kern.Courts.CA.Gov.
- Rules of Court: Photographing, Recording, and Broadcasting in Court
- Standing Order Regulating Media Activity Outside the Courtroom
Please request documents directly through the division in which the case is filed.
Press Release Mailing List
Members of the Press Release Mailing List will receive e-mail notification of all press releases and certain high profile cases as authorized by the assigned judge.
Note: The first time an e-mail address is returned as undeliverable, it will be deleted from the list.
Public Affairs Officer
Designated Interview Locations in each courthouse are as follows:
1415 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield - First floor, in front of the Court Lobby display in the Northeast corner of the lobby;
1415 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield - Second Floor, adjacent to Department 1 and Department 2;
1215 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield - First floor, northwest lobby of the Court.
Designated Interview Locations for the following facilities:
Delano Regional Court Facility, 1122 Jefferson Street, Delano
Shafter Regional Court Facility, 325 Central Valley Highway, Shafter
Ridgecrest Regional Court Facility, 132 East Coso Ave., Ridgecrest
Lobby area as designated by Court security personnel on duty.