Technology Available in Each Courtroom
Each judge's courtroom has varying degrees of incorporated technology. The courtroom deputy is the primary contact for technology questions. Courtroom deputies will forward any questions to the IT department as needed. All equipment is mounted in place and cannot be moved from courtroom to courtroom.
Permission to bring electronic equipment into the courtroom must be obtained from the judge presiding over the case. Please contact the judge's courtroom deputy with your requests.
If you intend to incorporate your laptop or other electronic equipment into the courtroom system, it is imperative that you test your equipment before the day of the appearance.
High-Tech Courtrooms (Currently Only Available in Atlanta):
- Courtroom 2107 - Chief Judge Carnes
- Courtroom 2106 - Judge Batten
- Courtroom 1705 - Judge Duffey
- Courtroom 2308 - Judge Totenberg
- Courtroom 2105 - Judge Story
- Courtroom 2108 - Judge Thrash
- Courtroom 2307 - Judge Pannell
Each high-tech courtroom contains the following equipment:
At the lectern and each counsel table, there are laptop video, audio, and internet connections
- To play a video from a laptop, a standard VGA monitor cable will be needed.
- To listen to audio from a laptop, a 3.5mm to RCA audio cable will be needed.
- Cables should be at least 7 ft in length.
- Please know which function key is used to enable external display for your laptop.
- A document camera, DVD player, and a VCR player.
- An annotation system that allows the lectern and witness to draw on top of what is on the screen. See example below:
- Flat panel monitor displays are provided for the Judge, Courtroom Deputy, Witness, Prosecution, and Defense tables. There are eight flat panel monitors for the jury.
- LCD projector & motorized large screen; a ten foot screen is located across from the jury.
- Large screen flat panel display; 46" monitor LCD used for gallery. Can be placed on either side of the room. Can also be used by attorneys during opening and closing as a monitor for Power Point slides. Not in all high tech courtrooms.
Allows video conferencing to remote sites. This is operated by court personnel. The court must have advance notice so connections can be tested.
2008 Courtroom Technology Presentation
2009 Courtroom Technology Presentation