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Courtroom Technology

Avoid equipment and connectivity issues by reviewing this information in advance.

The courtrooms of the Clay County Courthouse in Green Cove Springs feature both traditional and modern technology to create a robust experience for presenting and viewing evidence.

Courtrooms vary in size, seating capacity and age of décor and furniture.  There are three (3) courtrooms on the 2nd Floor of the building’s north wing (“old side”) and four (4) courtrooms on the 4th Floor of the building’s south wing (“new side”).

Each of the four courtrooms on the newer 4th Floor are equipped with nearly identical equipment.  Each table, judge’s bench, audience/gallery area, witness stand and jury box has monitors that display content (audio, video, computer files) sent through the main podium’s HDMI cable hooked to the  attorney’s or user’s computer. There is also an integrated document camera on the podium. The three courtrooms on the older 2nd Floor side are less equipped. Technology needed for use in those rooms must be brought in by attorneys or staff through advance request.

Please use a windows-based laptop with a full-size HDMI connection when connecting to any of our systems. Our Information Systems Department personnel don’t recommend use of tablets, Surfaces, or Macintosh (Mac) devices in our courtrooms when connecting to the above-described equipment.

It is recommended that you bring your own cellular WiFi “hotspot” because WiFi functionality cannot be guaranteed in our building/courthouse.

 

Disclaimer

The Court provides use of courtroom technology as a courtesy to court participants and will make every effort to ensure the equipment works properly. However, the Court does not guarantee the reliability of the equipment and is not responsible for the user negligence or lack of operational knowledge. 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 is not responsible for delays caused by failure of equipment.

*Users of courtroom technology should have back-up material suitable for use in the courtroom in the event of equipment failure.*

If use of video applications such as Skype, Zoom or Court Call is needed for court, it is the responsibility of the legal professionals or hearing participants to ensure those applications (apps) have a functioning account (if needed) PRIOR to arriving at the courthouse. The Court is not responsible for inoperable or incompatible video applications (apps) or for poor connectivity for outside parties.

Examples of Available Equipment

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Emergency Operations Call Center, 877-252-9362

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