Jacksonville Division Courtroom Technology

The Jacksonville Division has five district judge courtrooms which are fully-outfitted with digital evidence presenation systems at all times. Senior and magistrate judge courtrooms along with the Special Proceedings Courtroom share an evidence presentation cart that is outfitted as described below along with annotation monitors. Additionally, a portable projector must be brought into the senior and magistrate judge courtrooms. Videoconferencing is available in the Special Proceedings Courtroom as well as a dedicated conference room.

Courtroom Features:

  • Document Camera - The document camera can display documents and small objects using the overhead light. A backlight is available to display transparencies and x-rays. The camera is capable of digital zoom and pan which is encouraged for smooth motion.
  • Annotation Monitor - An annotation monitor is used from the evidence presentation cart to emphasize aspects of an attorney's presentation.
  • VHS Tape Player
  • Laptop Connection - The presenation cart has a VGA and audio connection available for evidence presentation via a laptop.

Each attorney table has a monitor available to view evidence and a microphone. In the well of each table, a VGA and audio connection is available as well as a power outlet. Attorneys may use this connection or the connection available through the cart to present evidence from a laptop computer.

The witness box is equipt with an annotation monitor for display of evidence. This allows both the attorney and witness to emphasize and respond visually to evidence.

Each courtroom has a telconferencing system capable of linking up to six participant locations.

  • A 42 inch plasma screen is available in addition to or instead of a large projection screen for display of evidence.
  • Assisted listening headsets are available for the hearing impaired or for use when a court interpreter is present.

Quick Reference Guides

The following documents are intended as reference guides that can be printed for use in the courtroom:

District and Magistrate Judge Courtrooms:

The following images are intended to represent district and magistrate judge courtrooms in the Jacksonville Division. There are seven district judge courtrooms, four magistrate judge courtrooms, and one Special Proceedings Courtroom. Slight variation in courtroom layout is determined by judicial preference.

District Judge Courtroom:


Magistrate Judge Courtroom: