The U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas has installed electronic courtrooms in the Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas, and Fort Worth divisions designed to streamline the litigation process through the use of electronic evidence presentation systems while preserving the fairness and dignity of the proceedings. The evidence presentation system allows counsel to present evidence electronically and allows jurors to view evidence up close. It is strongly recommended that VGA compatible devices such as laptops with VGA output are used for evidence presentation unless a courtroom is designated as Digital.
- The court recommends that all persons planning to use the equipment schedule training at least 24 hours before the trial begins.
- To schedule training in Dallas, contact Paul Hertel at 214-753-2226 or Paul Slavonik at 214-753-2232. To schedule training in Fort Worth, contact Edmund Dieth at 817-850-6613.
- If you plan to use a laptop or require any other auxiliary equipment (DVD, CD, VHS) during the trial, please bring them to your training session.
- Arrive early on the day of trial to set up laptop(s), document camera, etc.
Available Equipment and Documentation