Courtroom Basics

For requests or other help with courtroom technology, please contact the courtroom deputy. He or she will contact IT personnel if necessary.

Courtroom Technology Training
Seattle Courthouse

When: Training will occur on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 3:00 p.m. No reservations are necessary.

Where: Courtroom 18A (room 18106), Seattle Courthouse

Courtroom Technology Training
Tacoma Courthouse

When: Training will occur on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 3:00 p.m. No reservations are necessary.

Where: Please check in at the Clerk's Office on the day of training and you will be directed to the training location.

Please note that there are some differences in the equipment and placement of items between courthouses and courtrooms.

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Seattle podium
Seattle podium
The podium has a touch panel monitor, document camera, microphone and VCR. Additionally, there are connections available for a laptop.
Tacoma podium and cart
Tacoma podium and cart
The podium and cart have a touch panel monitor, document camera, microphone, DVD Player, and VCR. Additionally, there are connections available for a laptop.
Witness stand
Witness box
The witness stand contains a touch panel monitor and microphone.
Attorney tables
Attorney tables
You will find monitors as well as input connections at the attorney tables.  Typically you will find one monitor and connection at the prosecution and defense table. In Seattle, you will find two monitors and input connections at the defense table.
Jury box
Jury box
The jury box contains monitors to allow jurors easy viewing of displayed items.
Assisted listening equipment
Assisted listening equipment
All courtrooms can accommodate equipment to assist the hearing impaired as well as providing translation services when necessary.  If this equipment is needed, please contact the judge's courtroom deputy who will make the necessary arrangements.