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Technology in the Courtroom

Ferry, Pend Oreille and Stevens Couny Superior Court has equipment available for use in the courtroom:  

Ferry County:  DVD players,  projectors, 24" monitor, carts, easels and projection screens.

Stevens County: All-in-one multi-media cart with computer, DVD player and projector, easels and projection screen.  Litigants can project documents, PowerPoints, videos and audio recordings wirelessly from their laptops.  The system also has video conferencing capabilities.  There is also a 50-inch monitor with DVD player, mounted on a movable stand.

Pend Oreille County: 

You are free to use this equipment. However, you must know how it works before you intend to use it. Do not assume that your video media will play in our systems.  Try it out ahead of time.  You may make an appointment with our Court Administration staff to try out what we have before trial.  

You are free to use your own equipment, subject to regulation by the trial judge to avoid interference with the trial process.  Know how your own equipment works.  Try it out ahead of time.  Electronic presentations can be highly persuasive.  Fumbling ineffectively with electronic equipment tends to make an attorney appear unprepared and unprofessional.  It also wastes juror time.

ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Electronic devices must be muted or turned off.  No unauthorized photography, videography or audio recordings are allowed.  No calls will be placed or received while in a courtroom.  No text messaging is allowed in the courtroom. Devices used in violation of this policy will be confiscated.