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
- Local Civil Rule 79 Section b-g - See pg. 31-32
- Administrative Procedures Section III - Exhibits and Attachments
- Local Civil Rule 83(b) Section 16 - See pg. 42-44
Equipment Available For Use
An evidence presentation cart equipped with an evidence document camera, annotation monitor (Article III Judge courtrooms), control panel, and auxiliary connections 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 (Article III Judge courtrooms).
- A document camera located on the evidence podium.
- Each counsel table is equipped with displays: two monitors, a laptop connection, and an audio connection.
Article III Judge Courtrooms
Magistrate Judge Courtrooms