Courtroom Technology

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The United States District Court for the Central District of California is committed to providing an audio/visual environment which meets the needs of the bar and public by integrating exceptional audio, visual and presentation technologies to improve courtroom efficiency. All district judge courtrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment to facilitate the presentation of photos, documents, objects, DVDs, videotapes and electronic presentations. The following technologies are available in all district judge courtrooms and a limited number of magistrate judge courtrooms:

  • Document camera
  • Computer connection access (VGA and audio input)
  • Touch screen annotation monitors located at the lectern and witness stand
  • Assisted listening and interpreting device
  • Videoconference
  • Teleconference
  • DVD player (Plays properly authored DVDs)
  • VHS
  • 54” and 55” large format video display
  • 19” monitor(s) on counsel tables

Magistrate judge courtrooms have the following technologies available:

  • Assisted listening and interpreting device
  • Videoconference
  • Teleconference
  • Digital audio court recording

See Technology by Courtroom

Western Division

United States Courthouse (Spring St.) and 
Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and United States Courthouse (Temple St.)

Counsel is encouraged to contact the courtroom deputy with any requests for special equipment. For training on how to use the court provided audio/visual equipment, please contact the Audio Visual help desk, or by phone dial (213) 894-3061.

Eastern Division

George E. Brown, Jr. Federal Building and United States Courthouse

Counsel must contact the courtroom deputy 1) to schedule a time to test and/or train on the specific equipment in the courtroom and/or 2) with any requests for special equipment. All district judge and magistrate judge courtrooms in Riverside have document cameras.

Southern Division

Ronald Reagan Federal Building and United States Courthouse

Counsel must contact the courtroom deputy 1) to schedule a time to test and/or train on the specific equipment in the courtroom and/or 2) with any requests for special equipment. All district judge and magistrate judge courtrooms in Santa Ana have document cameras.