Courtroom Technology

Available Equipment in Electronic Courtrooms

Below is a list of equipment available in all electronic courtrooms. If you intend on using equipment, please inform the Courtroom Deputy to discuss what features are available in the courtroom your proceeding is taking place. We may be able to accommodate your needs if given proper notice. Additionally, if training and instruction is required notify the Courtroom Deputy and they will coordinate a time for proper instruction.

  • Document Camera - Document cameras, also known as visual presenters, are real-time image capture devices for displaying an object to a large audience. The Document Camera is located at the lectern and allows attorneys to present documents and objects as exhibits on video screens for viewing by the jury, witnesses, court, or counsel.
  • Displays - Monitor displays are located on each counsel table, lectern, witness box, jury box, courtroom deputy and the judges bench.
  • Annotation Displays - Annotation displays are located at the lectern as well as the witness box in our more advanced courtrooms. These displays allow for counsel or a witness to highlight, underline, circle, and use a pointer for enhancing the information being displayed.
  • DVD and Blu-ray Combination Unit - Available at the lectern for video presentation.
  • Laptop Connections - VGA and HDMI connections are available at the lectern as well as most counsel tables for portable laptop connection and presentation.
  • Microphones - Microphones are available at each attorney table, witness box, and lecturen as well as any special conditions needed to be met. They are controlled by a main control system managed by each courtroom deputy.
  • Hearing Impaired - Wireless headphones are available for any person(s) who have hearing loss.  Each headphone has an adjustable volume control.
  • Video Conferencing - Video Conferencing is available for all courtrooms provided ample time for testing with remote sites has been given.

Available Equipment for Non-Electronic Courtrooms

Unfortunately not all of our court rooms have video evidence technology, to supplement this we can provide portable equipment upon request. Due to the limited quantity of this portable technology equipment requests must be submitted at least two weeks prior to proceedings and are handled on a first-come-first-served basis. Submission of a request does not guarantee equipment availability. If not reserved in advance, there is no guarantee that equipment will be available the day of the proceeding. Below is a list of available equipment.

  • Projector and Screen - A Bright projector and large screen can be placed in a central location (usually directly across from the jury box) for the whole court to view.
  • Document Camera - Document cameras, also known as visual presenters, are real-time image capture devices for displaying an object to a large audience. Usually directly connected to the projector.
  • VGA Laptop Connection - For portable systems VGA is the only input accepted.
  • Speakers - Small audio speakers are available to accommodate any electronic evidence with audio.
  • Video Conferencing - Video Conferencing is available for all courtrooms provided ample time for testing with remote sites has been given.

Requests for use of additional evidence presentation system either through the use of the court's equipment, or through an outside vendor, should be discussed in pre-trial proceedings with the judge or with opposing counsel in as far in advance of the trial date as possible. In civil cases, reserving the court's equipment as soon as a trial date is known is helpful in securing the dates needed. There are no fees for use of the court's evidence presentation equipment. Any outside vendor bringing in equipment must have prior approval though the assigned CRD.