August 13, 2022
Information Regarding the Case of The People of the State of California vs. Scott Lee Peterson, Case SC055500A

Future Hearing Dates:

Final Arguments:

Date: August 11, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m.
400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063
Hall of Justice, 2nd Floor, Courtroom 2M

Media Requests to Record Audio/Video or for Still Photography for the Final Arguments:

By order of the judge, audio and video recording on the proceedings from within the courtroom are not permitted. Violation of this order of the Court is punishable as contempt pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 1209. You may bring personal electronics, such as a cellphone or laptop, into the courtroom for notetaking purposes.

You are authorized to record and stream the live hearing feed from the Court’s YouTube channel (link above), as well as the pool feed from CourtTV (information below).

The Court will permit the sketch artist to be present in the courtroom.

Sketch Artist - Vicki Behringer (Media outlets need to contract with her individually)
The Court will permit one pool photographer and one pool videographer to be in the courtroom.

Pool Photographer - The Associated Press - Jeff Chiu
Requests for access to pool photographs can be sent to

Pool Videographer - CourtTV
CourtTV will supply enough Distribution Amps which will provide video with embedded audio. SDI output 1080/59.94i. BNC connector. Media outlets will need to bring a device to hookup to the DA to record.

CourtTV Contact:
Emily Kean


You may park your car for free in the public parking structure located at 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA in any spot labeled as Jury Parking. The spots for Jury Parking are labeled with purple signs.

You may park your Electronic News Gathering vans/Satellite News Gathering vans in the surface lot located at 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA behind the Regional Emergency Operations Center. You may only park where the signs say 'Contractor Parking' or 'Boards and Commissions'. Please note that the surface lot is only accessible from Winslow Street.

Courtroom Seating:

Seating in the courtroom is on a first come, first served basis.

Access to Case Information on the Court's Portal:

The Presiding Judge issued Standing Order 21-160 that allows remote access to public case information in the matter of The People of the State of California vs. Scott Lee Peterson, Case Number SC055500A. What this means is that you may now access through our online Odyssey Public Portal any public records that have been filed on this case.

To access the portal:

  • Start here:
  • Accept the Disclaimer
  • Select Odyssey Portals
  • Select Odyssey Public Portal (no registration required)
  • Select Proceed to the Odyssey Public Portal
  • Select Smart Search
  • Enter the Case Number, SC055500A
  • Select Submit
  • Select the Case Number on the left; you are now in the case
  • To go directly to the documents, select Documents from the list of options on the right (see screenshot below)
  • All events and documents are in order of oldest to newest


For questions, please contact:
Sarah Lind, Deputy Court Executive Officer

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