If you go to county Web site and look up the rules for cell phones and pagers, there aren't any.
The most important thing I noticed, however, was this: In the courtroom where the notice on the door said no cell phones or pagers, period, a lawyer was standing in the back of the courtroom yakking on her cell phone right in front of the judge, and nobody said a thing to her.
So the real rule in the Allen Courts Building is the rule of life: If the judge likes you, you're cool. If the judge don't like you, you're a fool. I can live with that. --Jim Schutze