The Court provides the use of courtroom technology as a courtesy to legal professionals and court participants. The Court will make every effort to ensure the equipment is working properly. However, the Court does not guarantee the reliability of the equipment. The Court is not responsible for the user’s own negligence or lack of knowledge in operation of the equipment. The user agrees to hold the Court harmless for any failure of the equipment and any and all claims, damages, actions, causes of action, suits in equity whatever kind of nature as a result of the use of the equipment. The Court advises the users of this equipment that the Court will not be responsible for any delays caused by the failure of the equipment. Users of the equipment should have back-up material suitable for use in the courtroom in the event of equipment failure.
In addition, if the use of certain video applications, such as Skype, be needed for a court hearing, after receiving approval from the judge, it is the responsibility of the legal professionals or hearing participants to ensure those applications have a functioning account (if needed) PRIOR to arriving at the court house. The Court is not responsible for inoperable or incompatible video applications or the lack of poor connectivity for parties outside of the court house.
Both the Brevard and Seminole Courthouse courtrooms feature traditional and modern technology to create a robust experience for digitally presenting and viewing trial evidence:
Court Technology provides an Audio/Visual cart that includes:
- All-In-One Evidence Cart with Document Projector (ELMO)
- Projector and Screen (some courtrooms may be equipped with a large screen TV instead)
Attorneys are responsible for providing the equipment (e.g., laptop) or device (e.g., iPad) needed to conduct their business during a hearing.
When reserving or booking a courtroom, please let coordinators know that you need use of the equipment and they will notify IT.