The court has equipment integrated into each courtroom for attorney use. During a proceeding, the judge's courtroom deputy is the primary contact for courtroom technology. Please be aware that any requested changes may need to be reviewed and approved by the judge prior to any changes being made. Contact the courtroom deputy with any change requests.
Knowing how to use the courtroom's equipment is the attorney's responsibility. Training is available; see box to the right for details.
Please note: If you intend to incorporate your laptop into the Courtroom Technology, you must provide your own VGA cable and audio cable (1/4 inch male to 3.5mm male connectors) for Tacoma Courtrooms. If you intend to use your laptop with the courtroom's equipment, it is imperative you test your laptop before the day of the appearance.
Also, Courtroom upgrade projects are currently underway. Check to see if your case is in an upgraded courtroom.
Descriptions and photos of the courtrooms including witness stand, jury box, and podium.
Connecting Your Laptop Computer in the Courtroom
Instructions for connecting your laptop at one of the attorney tables or the attorney podium.
Instructions and policies for courtroom internet use.
Using the Remote Control Panel
Instructions for using the control panel to control courtroom technology equipment.
Using the Document Camera
Instructions for using the document camera to display documents and other items to the monitors in the courtroom.
Using the Touch Panel Monitors
Instructions for using the touch panel monitors found at the witness stand and attorney podium.
All courtrooms have teleconference capability integrated into the courtroom technology. You should notify the courtroom deputy well in advance if you need teleconferencing.
Video conference equipment is available in select courtrooms. The court also has the portable video conference unit that can be put into other locations. Please check with the courtroom deputy if you need video conferencing.