What electronics are available in the Courtroom?

Basic Courtroom supplies available:

  • Podium
  • Easel with paper and markers

Courtroom electronics available:

  • ELMO
  • Large Screen for Jurors, Judge & Counsel
  • Separate Screen for Witness Seat
  • Separate Screen on Judge’s bench

Our courtroom is equipped with a new audiovisual device called an ELMO with display screens. You may be able to use this device with advance notice. Please contact our office at least a week in advance to use this device. The ELMO device allows you to display pre-printed pictures or documents. You can play video, sound recordings, or display pictures or documents from an iPod, iPhone, iPad, or by using an SD card. A laptop can also be connected as long as you have an HDMI port on your computer.

To use the document viewer: Place the document under the viewer on top of the table. Zoom in and focus using the machine.

  • To play video/sound/or to display pictures or documents: Connect the device using the attached connectors to the ELMO unit. Unplug the HDMI cord from the ELMO unit and plug the HDMI cord into the connector. Connect a laptop by unplugging the HDMI cord from the ELMO unit and plug the cord directly into your laptop. Be cautious, once your device is connected and the monitors are on, we will be able to see everything that is displayed on your device!

Please consider the following:

  • Allow for adequate setup time to set up and test your equipment on the day of your trial to make sure it will function properly.
  • You may want to consider bringing backup equipment or paper copies of your documents and photographs in case the audiovisual equipment stops working.
  • If you intend to offer a DVD as an exhibit, please provide a sleeve for your disc to be admitted as evidence in the file.

Items not provided in the courtroom: 

  • Computers
  • Hardwired or Wi-Fi internet connection
  • Tech support or assistance in starting/stopping presentations given during testimony.

 

Note: We are not liable for damage to your equipment even when caused by connection to our equipment. By utilizing our equipment, you waive liability on the part of the Court for any damage caused to your equipment. If you leave your equipment during a time of recess, you do so at your own risk. 

 

Cell phones or electronic devices are not allowed in the courtroom unless you have an order signed by the Judge. This order can be completed on the date of court and can be faxed or e-mailed to you upon request.

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