Technology Available in Courtrooms

Each judge's courtroom has varying degrees of incorporated technology. All equipment is mounted in place and cannot be moved from courtroom to courtroom. The courtroom deputy is the primary contact for technology questions.

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.

Each high-tech courtroom contains the following equipment:

Laptop Inputs

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.

Lectern Equipment

  • A document camera and a DVD player.
  • An annotation system that allows the witness to draw on top of what is on the screen.

Displays

  • 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 and motorized large screen; a ten foot screen is located across from the jury.
  • Large screen flat panel display; 46" monitor LCD used for gallery which can be placed on either side of the room. Display can also be used by attorneys during opening and closing as a monitor for Power Point slides. Not available in all courtrooms.

Video Conferencing

Allows video conferencing to remote sites. This is operated by court personnel. The court must have advance notice so connections can be tested.