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A. Hearings shall be held before the Court without a jury, except as provided in Section 1-112 of this Title and may be conducted in an informal manner, except in proceedings brought concerning an alleged delinquent. The general public shall be excluded. The Court shall admit only such persons as have an interest in the case or the work of the Court. Hearings may be continued as ordered by the Court.

B. A verbatim record shall be taken of all proceedings, unless waived, which might result in the deprivation of custody. A verbatim record shall be made in all other hearings, unless waived by the parties in the proceeding and so ordered by the Judge.

C. When more than one child is named in a petition alleging delinquency, need of supervision or neglect or deprived, the hearings may be consolidated; or heard separately at any stage of the proceedings, at the Court’s discretion.

D. Children’s cases shall be heard separately from adult’s cases and the child or his parents, guardian or other custodian may be heard separately when deemed necessary by the Court.

E. The name, picture, place of residence or identity of any child, parent, guardian, other custodian or person appearing as a witness in children’s proceedings under this Title shall not be published in any newspaper or in any other publication nor given any other publicity unless for good cause and specifically permitted by order of the Court. Any person who violates the provisions of this subsection is guilty of contempt of Court, and upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to a civil fine of not more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00).