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Courtroom Technology

The United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama has Digital Evidence Presentation Systems in its courtrooms. We offer complimentary training to give attorneys opportunities to see how this technology can benefit their clients and to try out the technology in a classroom atmosphere.

Training

Training is mandatory prior to initial use of the equipment and will be ongoing, as new attorneys are admitted to the Federal Court. There is no cost associated with the training.

Training is conducted by appointment only. To schedule your training or for answers to other questions, please call the Help Desk at (334) 954-3939 or e-mail the E-File helpdesk.

The technology is available for any proceeding in which it would benefit the presentation of evidence. If you would like to make use of this technology, you must make arrangements with the Courtroom Deputy Clerk a minimum of five (5) business days in advance of any court proceedings.

Evidence Presentation in Our Courtrooms

District Courtroom Features

Bench:

  • 10-inch iPad — controls for all components at Judge and Deputy benches
  • Judge Override System

Attorney Tables:

  • 21-inch widescreen LCD Monitors
  • Wifi available for attorneys in each courtroom
  • VGA and HDMI connections for system input (i.e., attorney laptops)
  • Remote interpreter headsets at defense tables
  • Two (2) 18-inch gooseneck microphones on each table

Jury:

  • Four (4) 21-inch widescreen flat panel monitors in first row
  • One (1) 55-inch monitor for second-row viewing
  • Additional monitors available as needed

Witness:

  • 21-inch widescreen flat panel monitor with annotation
  • 18-inch gooseneck microphone

Gallery:

  • Two (2) 55-inch spectator monitors

Evidence Presentation Lectern:

  • 18-inch gooseneck microphone
  • Digital Document Camera
  • Blu Ray player (VHS/video cassette not supported)
  • 21-inch annotation monitor
  • Desktop PC
  • VGA and HDMI inputs

Audio System:

  • Bench Conference with Pink Noise
  • Wireless Microphone System
  • Assisted Listening Headsets for both hearing impaired and second language
  • Interpreter headset and boom microphone
  • Teleconference ready

Additional Presentation System features available:

  • Screen capture with annotation
  • Video conferencing
  • Video streaming for overflow crowds

Magistrate Courtrooms

The magistrate courtrooms have identical functionality of the district courtrooms, with the exception of the ability to present from the attorney tables. All presentation in the magistrate courtrooms occurs from the evidence presentation lecterns.

Courtroom Training Offerings:

Training is conducted by appointment only; to make the experience more personal and allow for more hands-on opportunity, class size is limited to six (6) participants. Customized classes are available upon request. Classes can be scheduled to accommodate class sizes, employees from a single law firm, or a specific date.

To schedule your training or for answers to other questions, please call the Help Desk at (334) 954-3939 or click here to e-mail your request.