If you’re going into the Arlington County Courthouse, and you want to carry your cellphone, be aware that pretty soon you’re going to need to have your Virginia State Bar membership card with you.
Here’s why: Cellphones, pagers, cameras and a number of other electronic devices will be banned from the courthouse effective April 23, according to the Arlington sheriff’s department. But attorneys with a current bar card will be exempt from the ban.
If you forget your card, not to worry: The sheriff’s office will have lockers nearby to store any banned items. The Washington Post has the story.