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Courtroom Technology

Available Equipment in Electronic Courtrooms

Below, you will find a brief video and list identifying the equipment found in most courtrooms. If you intend to use equipment, please inform the Courtroom Deputy to discuss what features are available in the courtroom where or in which your proceeding is taking place. We may be able to accommodate special 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 judge's bench.
  • Annotation Displays - Annotation displays are located at the lectern as well as the witness box. 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 lectern, and wireless microphones are available for special situations. They are controlled by a main control system managed by each courtroom deputy.
  • Hearing Impaired - Wireless headphones are available for any anyone experiencing difficulty hearing the proceedings.  Each headphone has an adjustable volume control.
  • Video Conferencing - Video Conferencing is available for all courtrooms. Ample time is required for testing with remote sites.
  • Jury Evidence Recording System (JERS) - this system provides easy access to electronic evidence admitted during proceedings for jury deliberation. This is achieved through the use of a touch screen monitor in the jury room. This is currently only available in select courtrooms. For more information about JERS Click Here.

Available Equipment for Non-Electronic Courtrooms

Unfortunately not all of our court rooms have video evidence technology. To accommodate special needs in our non-electric courtrooms, 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 High lumen 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.