Courtroom Technology

Automated Evidence Presentation

In courtrooms 250, 260, and 360 you can:

  • Display evidence in the courtroom using a document camera or laptop computer.  An image of the evidence is displayed on monitors already in position for counsel, the court, the witness and members of the jury. 
  • Selectively display the exhibit to any or all of the people listed above.
  • Play video files and DVDs without renting players or monitors.
  • Run computer-animated reenactments from a laptop computer.
  • Use your own trial presentation software to display your evidence.

Additionally, exhibits can be annotated by attorneys and witnesses using touch-sensitive monitors.  You can annotate an exhibit, retain the original without annotations, keep a copy with annotations, and do all this without managing multiple photocopies or leaving the courtroom.


Technology Training

A member of our staff is available for on-demand courtroom technology training to show you how to make the most of these resources.  Please contact the Clerk's Office at 608-264-5156 to schedule an appointment.


Using Videoconference in the Courtroom

An attorney may file a motion to appear or have a client or witness appear by videoconference, but the motion must be filed well before the hearing.  Not all videoconference systems are compatible with courtroom technology.  A successful connection requires time and testing.  The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has prepared a guide to the courts' National Video Conferencing Service, available here.