Courtroom Technology Guide

To have a smooth hearing, we recommend users follow this guide to prepare, compile, or test your readiness in using courtroom technologies.

A computer monitor and tablet on a tableDescription automatically generated

Preparation for Exhibits

Digital exhibits must be indexed, labeled, and compiled before a hearing. We recommend using USB thumb drive(s) or Solid-State portable drive(s) to store and display the exhibits from the evidence cart in the courtroom.

The court’s system can play the following industry standard formats. Other formats, or media that require a specialized player (such as from a video security system) are not supported and may not play directly on the court’s evidence cart.

A group of cables on a tableDescription automatically generated

Image file: JPEG, PNG, TIFF, BMP

Movie file: MP4, MPG, WMV

Sound file: WAV, WMA, MP3

Word or document file: PDF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX

Presentation file: PPT


You also can present exhibits from your own laptop by connecting them to the evidence cart with a provided HDMI.

Additional information

Large exhibit file size could be a problem at times. Please do not encrypt or compress files. It could be an issue if court technology is not able to decrypt or decompress it in time.

Please ensure your USB device has no harmful or suspicious virus, worm, or bug before connecting it to court technology system.

The Court can’t assist to convert or transport files.

A black cord on a tableDescription automatically generated

Courtroom Technology

Some courtrooms recently have received technology upgrades. Upgraded courtrooms have:

Attorney tables with power plug-in, HDMI cord.

Evidence cart to connect USB powered devices such as USB thumb drives, and one HDMI cord.

The Court technology system is fully patched and updated regularly; however, we can’t guarantee its compatibility in presenting evidence if it is beyond the realm of this guide.

We record all hearings. Please ask court personnel for recording inquiries.

Language service

Please refer to Interpreter Services for assistance to schedule a language service in advance.


Virtual Session

All judges, magistrates and courtrooms have capability to conduct virtual hearings using Zoom. Please refer to their pages for specific rules.

We strongly recommend you conduct a video, camera, microphone, and audio test prior to your hearing, and that you blur your background. Please ensure your network is sufficient to conduct a virtual hearing.