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Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Courts
Serving the Citizens of Brevard and Seminole Counties

Courtroom Technology

Since Covid-19, a majority of hearings are still being conducted via video. Most Judges also allow remote testimony using the court’s official product, Microsoft Teams. Please note: “we do not support Zoom or other products“. All remote hearings, testimony, appearance, etc. must be approved and arranged for at the time of the scheduling of the hearing/trial.

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Technology

Our Courtrooms Offer the Latest in Technology

TECH IS PROVIDED AS A COURTESY

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 the 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 backup material suitable for use in the courtroom in the event of equipment failure.

WHAT IS NOT PROVIDED

We DO NOT provide CD/DVD players, computers, or adapters of any sort. Attorneys and Litigants are responsible for bringing to the courts what they will need to present evidence or conduct business with the court. For example, whatever equipment that is brought to use in the courtroom (e.g. laptop, iPad, etc.) persons should also bring all necessary adapters/plugs that will connect their equipment directly to TVs (e.g. HDMI cable to connect to TV, except in Brevard where HDMI cables are provided as a courtesy). This way they will be able to play videos, PowerPoint presentations, display records, etc. right from their laptop.

WHAT IS PROVIDED

As a rule, the following equipment is usually available for use in the courtrooms. However, depending on the courthouse, demand, and type of trial, some courtesy equipment may not be available unless reserved. To view what is available at a specific courthouse and determine if you need to reserve equipment, please select the courthouse below and read the information thoroughly before making a reservation.

Brevard County
Moore Justice Center

There is limited equipment available at the Viera courthouse so reservations are required at least two business days in advance to guarantee availability.

Moore Justice Center, Viera

Reservation Required - Limited Equipment

  • All courtrooms are supplied with an 86” or larger wall-mounted TV for audio/video presentation. (Reservation not required for TV.)
  • Playback devices can connect via the provided HDMI cable. (User is responsible for bringing their own cables.)
  • Document cameras (ELMO) may be requested and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to reserve equipment!

NOTE: Please request at least two business days in advance.

Brevard County
Melbourne Courthouse

All courtrooms have a TV for video audio presentation. Playback devices can connect via the provided HDMI cable. No reservations required.

Melbourne Courthouse, Brevard

Only a Large Screen TV is available

All courtrooms have a TV for video/audio presentation. Playback devices can connect via the provided HDMI cable. No reservations required.

Brevard County
Titusville Courthouse

All courtrooms have a large TV for video/audio presentation. Document camera (ELMO) may also be requested based on availability. 

Titusville Courthouse, Brevard

Reservation Required - Limited Equipment

  • All courtrooms have a large TV for video/audio presentation.
  • Playback devices can connect via the provided HDMI cable.
  • Document camera (ELMO) may be requested and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

NOTE: Please request at least two business days in advance.

Click here to reserve equipment

Seminole County
Criminal Justice Center

All Criminal Courtrooms (except 1B) have a Document camera (ELMO) and projector. No reservations are required unless equipment is needed in Courtroom 1B.

Seminole Criminal Justice Center

No reserations required, equipment in every courtroom.

    • All courtrooms (except 1B) have a Document camera (ELMO) and projector.
    • Please bring a VGA cable to connect to the projector if you plan on connecting your device (Laptop) to the projector.
    • We suggest you bring a minimum of a 10′ VGA cable so that parties can remain seated and control their device to projector action.

NOTENo reservations are required. Be sure to let the Judicial Assistant know that you want to use the cart or TV. When in court, simply tell the deputy you need to use the equipment during your hearing/trial and they will assist you.

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Seminole County
Civil Courthouse

All Civil Jury Courtrooms have large screen TV’s, projectors and document cameras. Attorneys just need to provide cables to connect their equipment to ours. No reservations required.

Seminole Civil Courthouse, Sanford

All courtrooms have equipment. No reservations required.

    • All Courtrooms have Large Screen TVs for video/audio presentation, visual presenters (Elmo), and projectors.
    • Playback devices (i.e. Laptops) can connect to TV or Projector via an HDMI cable that attorneys are responsible to provide themselves.
    • These TVs DO NOT accommodate any Smartware such as iPads, iPhones, or other Apple devices and we do not support Apple/Mac devices. Attorneys are responsible for bringing the necessary cables to accommodate whatever hardware devices they will use.
    • For standard laptops and other devices, we suggest you bring a minimum of a 10′ HDMI cable so that parties can remain seated and control their laptop to TV interaction.
    • All courtrooms have screens that drop down from the ceiling or use portable screens. 

No reservations are required. When in court, simply tell the deputy you need to use the equipment during your hearing/trial, and they will assist you.

NOTE: If attorneys plan on having remote witnesses appear, they must be sure to contact the Judicial Assistant so that a MS TEAMS link can be setup.

Seminole County
Juvenile Justice Center

There are only three courtrooms at JJC and only one portable cart that is shared by all three courtrooms. Reservations are required at least two business days in advance.

Seminole Juvenile Justice Center, Sanford

Limited Equipment - Reservations required

  • Large screen TV in all three courtrooms
  • Playback devices can connect via ClickShare
  • Attorneys are responsible for bringing the necessary equipment to they will use with the TV.
  • Courts are not responsible for any third-party device incompatibility or device failure when utilizing ClickShare.

(ClickShare is an app that allows user to wirelessly connect to the screen, camera and speakers, and in one click you can start your meeting.)

Click here to reserve equipment!

NOTE: Please request at least two business days in advance.

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