Courtroom A/V Equipment

Throughout the Eighth Circuit there are two types of AV equipment available for courtroom presentation, depending on the courthouse and courtroom of your event (please see below for locations)

  • 55-inch LCD TV Carts that include a mounted PC for your use as well as a rear facing monitor that is a duplicate of the image on the front facing TV.
  • Built-in evidence presentations systems that can be plugged into directly from the attorney tables via HDMI connection and display on a wall-mounted TV (or screen)

This equipment is provided at no cost to attorneys and pro se parties but, with some caveats (see below).

55-inch TV Carts

  • ALL Alachua County courtrooms, Civil & Criminal
  • Gilchrist County courtroom A & B
  • Levy County courtroom A
  • Union County courtroom

Built-in Presentation System

  • Bradford County courtroom 1 & 2
  • Baker County courtroom 1 & 2
  • Levy County courtroom B

The above listed venues have built in presentation systems.   Attorneys are advised to bring their own laptop device that includes an HDMI output.   The court provides a short HDMI cable for connecting your laptop, however it is also advised to bring your own 3-6ft HDMI cable in the event that the provided cable is missing.  The Court Clerk at each location will switch video sources in the courtroom so that your presentation displays on a provided large screen TV and/or projector screen.

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.

Caveats

  • 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 laptop, please make sure it has an HDMI port or a way to adapt to HDMI.
  • If you intend to use the TV Cart on-board computer rather than your own laptop, please note that any proprietary media format (i.e. some law enforcement in-car camera footage or medical imaging files) should be tested prior to your court event.
  • DVD players are not provided by Court Technology