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Northern District of Texas

David C. Godbey, Chief Judge
Karen Mitchell, Clerk of Court

Courtroom Technology

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The U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas has installed a number of electronic courtrooms in the 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. Interpretation equipment is available and assistive listening systems are available for the hearing impaired.


  • The court recommends that all persons planning to use the equipment schedule training at least a week before the trial begins.
  • To schedule training, first contact the courtroom deputy. Courtroom deputies in Dallas may then ask you to contact the IT Department at Courtroom deputies in Fort Worth may then ask you to contact Brian Rebecek at 817-850-6613. The courtroom deputy must be aware of your scheduled training time to ensure the courtroom is available and to alert security that you will be training in the courtroom.
  • If you plan to use a laptop or or any other equpiment you intend to use during the trial please bring them to your training session. Remote audio or video services must be approved by the presiding judge in advance of the trial.
  • Arrive early on the day of trial to set up laptop(s), document camera, etc.

Available Courtroom Equipment and Documentation (Revised January, 2020) 


Abilene Amarillo Dallas Dallas Continued

Judges Hendrix, Cummings, and
Magistrate Judge Parker

Judge Kacsmaryk

Magistrate Judge Reno

Visiting Judge 2nd Floor

Chief Judge Godbey

Judge Lindsay

Judge Kinkeade

Judge Boyle

Judge Scholer

Judge Starr

Judge Brown

Senior Judge Fish

Senior Judge Fitzwater

Senior Judge Lynn

Magistrate Judge Toliver

Magistrate Judge Horan

Magistrate Judge Rutherford

Fort Worth Lubbock San Angelo Wichita Falls

Judge O'Connor

Judge Pittman

Senior Judge Means

Magistrate Judge Cureton

Magistrate Judge Ray

Judges Hendrix and Cummings

Magistrate Judge Bryant

District Court Hearing Room

Judges Hendrix, Cummings, and
Magistrate Judge Parker

Visiting Judge