There are a number of audio/visual devices available for use in the courthouses of the Eighth Judicial Circuit. This equipment is provided at no cost to attorneys and pro se parties but, with some caveats.
Appearance by Video
The Eighth Judicial Circuit now offers the ability for parties involved in court events to appear by video using Zoom. This is subject to approval by the presiding judge. Please see Zoom Instructions for additional information.
- We ask that you reserve the equipment well in advance. We have a limited number of devices available – if you do not reserve one in advance, one might not be available for you.
- Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the equipment, especially the NOMADs. You must arrange for training prior to the court event if you have not used one before. Please contact the Court Technology Help Desk at (352) 374-3655 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Court Technology may not be available to assist you with technical difficulties during your trial and court event, and they are unable to operate the equipment for you. Therefore, please try out your presentation beforehand to ensure compatibility. If you are bringing in evidence on a CD, DVD, or laptop, please arrange to come by and make sure it works on our equipment.
- Any proprietary media format (i.e. some law enforcement in-car camera footage or medical imaging files) will need to be tested beforehand as they have not proven to always play reliably on our equipment.