The United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan has installed electronic evidence presentation equipment in the courtrooms of all Article III Judges. All systems allow for the projections of evidence throughout the courtroom on monitors and/or large projection screens. The Lansing District Judge's courtroom utilizes a large plasma screen that drops down from the ceiling in front of the jury box along with monitors on the witness stand, the lectern, the counsel tables and the upper and lower bench areas. The monitors on the witness stand and the lectern are annotation monitors which allow presented evidence to be annotated by the witness or counsel.
The Court strongly encourages counsel to take advantage of the courtroom equipment. Counsel planning to use the equipment are encouraged to contact the court well in advance of their court proceeding to inquire about training and practice sessions. Practice sessions and testing of the equipment must occur prior to the day of a scheduled court appearance, as the courtroom and court staff will not be available for that purpose on the day of the proceeding.
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