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Courtroom Technology

Information on Electronic Courtrooms in the Middle District of Louisiana

There is evidence presentation equipment available in each courtroom for any member of the bar practicing within the middle district of Louisiana. This system displays evidence throughout the courtroom on monitors located on the judge’s bench, clerk’s table, witness stand, jury box, and counsel tables. Requests for using this equipment can be made by contacting the Courtroom Deputy. Please note that this court uses the JERS system (in Courtrooms 1, 2, 3, 5 & 6) to capture evidence in the courtroom. Information on JERS can be viewed here. Training and testing sessions for this equipment should be requested well in advance as instruction cannot be provided on the day of the proceeding by either the courtroom or clerks office staff.

Judicial Evidence Recording System (JERS)

JERS is used in Courtrooms 1, 2, 3, 5 & 6 to capture evidence in the courtroom and provide electronic evidence to the Jury during deliberation. Information on JERS can be viewed here

Electronic Evidence / Exhibits

Courtroom Decorum

Equipment Available for Use

Article III Judge Courtrooms (Courtroom 1, 2, 3)

  • An evidence presentation cart equipped with an evidence document camera, annotation monitor and laptop connections (HDMI / VGA+Audio) for a laptop.
    • Laptops should be tested in the courtroom prior to court date and are NOT provided by the court.
  • An annotation monitor on the witness stand as well as the evidence podium. Standard displays are located 1 display per two jurors in the jury box as well as a 70” display for the gallery.
  • Each counsel table is equipped with displays: two monitor displays, side bar conference headsets, and a laptop connection (HDMI / VGA+Audio).

Magistrate Judge Courtrooms (Courtroom 5, 6)

  • An evidence presentation cart equipped with an evidence document camera and laptop connections (HDMI / VGA+Audio) for a laptop.
    • Laptops should be tested in the courtroom prior to court date and are NOT provided by the court.
  • Each counsel table is equipped with laptop connections (HDMI / VGA+Audio).
  • A large projector screen in the room is used to display evidence for the entire courtroom.