Electronic Courtrooms

The United States District Court for the District of South Carolina offers electronic courtroom capability statewide. Attorneys interested in using electronic equipment should contact the appropriate judge's courtroom deputy to test the equipment and the evidence in the courtroom at least two days before the hearing or trial. Please see the District Judges page or the Magistrate Judges page for courtroom deputy contact information.

  • Attorneys are responsible for setting the output of their laptop to the external video port with a compatible screen resolution. Generally a resolution of 1024 x 768 or 800 x 600 work best with our A/V systems.

  • Attorneys are responsible for testing all media in the assigned courtroom. This includes but is not limited to the final production CD, DVD or VCR tapes.

The legal community is invited to learn more about the district court's electronic courtrooms. For more information about this technology, tours, demonstrations and training sessions, contact our Training Department at (803) 253-3527.

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Electronic Courtroom Equipment
bullet Aiken
bullet Anderson
bullet Charleston
bullet Columbia
bullet Florence
bullet Greenville
bullet Spartanburg

Electronic courtrooms are available in Aiken, Anderson, Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville and Spartanburg. The courtrooms use the latest advanced technology to facilitate the presentation of both testimony and evidence to the court, including a state-of-the-art sound system and an infrared assisted listening device system.

img_aty Video monitors are strategically placed around the courtroom.  The judge, the witness, the courtroom deputy, and each of the counsel tables have a video monitor to view the display of evidence. 

The jury box has one flat-panel monitor placed between every two juror chairs.  There are also large-screen monitors just inside the well of the court, so those in the gallery may view evidence displayed through the system. img_jry

 

At the heart of the electronic courtroom is the visual presentation cart which contains most of the presentation electronics.  These items include:

In addition to the electronic courtroom capabilities, video conferencing technology, and internet access is available in Charleston, Columbia, Florence and Greenville.