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Available Court Technology

Courtcall Teleconferencing
ADA Compliant Courtrooms
Plasma Docket Displays

Wireless-enabled Courtrooms
Evidence Presentation Equipment



ADA assistive listening devices
ADA (American Disability Act) assistive listening devices are available in courtrooms for those who are hearing impaired.  Please ask the Court Clerk or another judicial officer if you need one of these devices.   


Docket Display

To view room assignments for individual cases each courthouse has been outfitted with Docket Display Boards.  Information including case numbers and names of individuals involved are availableto quickly help the public navigate through the Courthouses. 

 

Wireless-Enabled Courtrooms
The Baltimore City Circuit Court in partnership with Courtroom Connect Inc., a wireless Internet provider for courtrooms, installed a high-speed wireless Internet network in all courtrooms in Mitchell Courthouse and East Courthouset. This service is aimed toward giving attorneys more technology resources while in court.

Once connected, attorneys can access legal research sites, send and receive email from support staff for trial matters, and take advantage of other Internet resources from each courtroom. If equipped with remote access capabilities, users can also securely bring their full network resources with them in every courtroom, including network files and forms, case management systems, intranets, and other home office network resources. It is our goal to provide a seamless technology environment that enables attorneys, as well as improves access to information and resources to ensure justice and less court delay.

Court Call teleconferencing
www.courtcall.com/ccallp/main?c=CCHOME

NOTICE TO ALL COUNSEL - Telephonic Appearances

For appearances commencing in May 2010, we will join a growing number of Judges in Maryland and around the country in using CourtCall, to conduct telephonic appearances by counsel ("CourtCall Appearances").

In our courtrooms, CourtCall will be used in the following circumstances in the Civil docket:

1. Pretrial settlement conferences (Room 511 Mitchell). Parties or other persons who are not counsel who are excused from attendance by prior court order will be required to participate by CourtCall. CourtCall is not available for use by attorneys for pretrial settlement conferences.

2. In cases where prior permission is obtained from the presiding judge, attorneys will be permitted to participate in scheduling conferences by CourtCall before the following Judges: Pierson, Cannon, Carrion.

3. In cases where prior permission is obtained from the presiding judge, attorneys will be permitted to participate in motion hearings by CourtCall before the following Judges: Pierson, Cannon, Carrion.

4. In cases where prior permission is obtained from the presiding judge, professional witnesses may be permitted to participate in Fast Track cases.

CourtCall will be used in Civil and Domestic dockets in the following circumstances:

1. Attorneys within the Beltway will be permitted to participate at Postponement Court by CourtCall. Attorneys outside the Beltway may continue to use the current phone system for single callers only. All conference calls must be arranged privately by counsel, so that only a single incoming call to the Court is placed or the attorneys may all agree to use CourtCall. No conference calls though cell phones will be permitted.

When a telephonic appearance using CourtCall is permitted by the Court, Counsel should contact CourtCall by serving and filing with CourtCall (not the Court), NOT LESS THAN THREE (3) COURT DAYS PRIOR TO THE HEARING DATE, a Request for Telephonic Appearance Form and paying a fee of $55.00 for each CourtCall Appearance. (There are no subscription fees) An exception to this rule is granted for calls to any Postponement Court. The request in these cases may be made up to four (4) hours in advance of the time of Postponement Court.

A CourtCall Appearance is made as part of a Court's regular calendar and all counsel who have timely filed their request form and paid the fee may appear by dialing the Courtroom’s dedicated toll free teleconference number, and access code (if any) which will be provided by CourtCall, LLC on the confirmation faxed to your office. A pre-hearing check-in will occur five minutes prior to the scheduled hearing time. A CourtCall Appearance is voluntary and may be made without consent of the other party, and the Court continues to reserve the right to reject any request. In matters where only one party elects to make a CourtCall Appearance, the matter will be heard on the Court's speakerphone provided by CourtCall.

You may obtain additional information by calling the CourtCall Program Administrator, CourtCall at (310) 342-0888 or (888) 882-6878.

For information about CourtCall please call CourtCall, not the Courtroom!!


Evidence Presentation Equipment:

Policy and Procedures
User shall request equipment per the agreement at least two weeks prior to the rental date. Any request received with less than two weeks notice will be considered on a case by case basis.

The user shall complete the 'Use of Court Electronic Equipment Agreement' below and return it to the Court Technology Department, Courthouse East, 111 N. Calvert Street, Room 244, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 or the application can be faxed to 410-396-1545. The 'Use of Court Electronic Equipment Agreement' 
outlines all available equipment options and pricing information. Payment in full is required prior to delivery of the equipment.

Checks for all payments shall be made payable to "Director of Finance" and delivered to the Administrative Office located in Courthouse East, 111 N. Calvert Street, Suite 200, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

FORMS:
USE OF COURT ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT AGREEMENT - PDF format 

USE OF COURT ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT AGREEMENT - MS Word Format

For any questions, please contact John Carter at 410-396-1760.


EQUIPMENT LOCATED IN COURTHOUSE EAST:

  Projection Screen  

Its versatility makes it a good choice for situations with good control over ambient light and where a wide viewing angle is necessary. It is also well suited for high resolution applications.

 

Optima EP716 DLP Projector

The EP716 projectors have two VGA inputs, allowing simultaneous connection of a PC and a SCART source, providing optimum quality for both inputs.  No cable swapping or re-configuration is required.



LUMENS Digital Presenter

Features:

  • Dedicated VGA output design for LCD/DLP projectors
  • VGA output with 20 frames per second no mor flickering
  • Near A3 capture size , Light and compact 4.5kg only
  • Vivid color reprodution Life time Dual cold cathode lamp
  • 80X Zoom ( Optical / Digital / Mechanical )

    Apollo Black Multimedia/Projector Cart (24w x 18d x 35h)

    Multimedia/Projector Cart- 24w x 18d x 35h- Features a steel- height-adjustable pullout (21-1/2w x 16d) laptop shelf for comfortable keying and three fixed shelves for projector and storage. Includes cable-management shelf holes and UL Approved electrical assembly with surge protection.



    3M Digital Wall Display 9200IW

    Digital White Board with built in projector and remote control, 1280 x 1024 maximum SXGA, Built-in 2 x 20w Speakers, USB Mouse Emulation.  Ideal for smaller courtrooms.  (This 3M unit combines screen and projector in one)

    Evidence Presentation Multimedia Podium Units

    Exhibit One Podium (Limited to 2nd floor Courthouse East due to size)

    TVX Podium  (http://www.exhibitone.com/trialview_tvx.htm)

  • Side Drawers for a Laptop or Digital Projector.
  • VCR/DVD Player
  • Double Cassette Tape Deck
  • High-quality sound system including a powerful amplifier and Bose Speakers.
  • Gyration Media Center
  • Dell PC
  • Flat Panel Monitor
  • Laptop connections
  • Electronic touch-screen control system (Creston)

    The electronic touch screen control system features a 6" LCD touch panel. The touch panel is removable and allows the user to control the system up to 300' from the Nomad Station. All components are controlled through simple graphic buttons and easy to follow menus. Help screens are provided to teach you about every button.

    Whether your presentation includes PowerPoint slides, VCR tapes, DVDs, websites, two and three dimensional objects, charts, overheads, etc...You will have the all the tools & equipment you need at your fingertips.




    EQUIPMENT LOCATED IN MITCHELL COURTHOUSE:

    ADA PODIUM - (http://www.nomadonline.com/adapodium_ov.php)

    The ADA Podium Features:

  • A pull-out lectern, which can be tilted for optimum viewing angle.
  • Preview monitor
  • Choice of either a push button control system or an electronic touch screen control system, which controls all equipment integrated to ADA Podium. These control systems also allow the presenter to raise or lower the podium and tilt the monitor.
  • Document Camera
  • Combo VCR/DVD Player
  • Bose Sound System
  • Notebook Computer tray and hookups
  • LCD Projector
  • 3200 ANSI Lumen
  • XGA native resolution
  • Standard ceiling mount hardware
  • Annotation Option
  • Built-in PC Option
  • Radio Frequency Keyboard & Mouse


    Whether your presentation includes PowerPoint slides, VCR tapes, DVDs, websites, two and three dimensional objects, charts, overheads, etc... you will have the all the tools & equipment you need at your fingertips.

    Hitachi CP-X444 3LCD Projector: (http://www.aboutprojectors.com/Hitachi-CP-X444-projector.html)


    LUMENS Digital Presenter

    Features:

  • Dedicated VGA output design for LCD/DLP projectors
  • VGA output with 20 frames per second no mor flickering
  • Near A3 capture size , Light and compact 4.5kg only
  • Vivid color reprodution Life time Dual cold cathode lamp
  • 80X Zoom ( Optical / Digital / Mechanical )

    Apollo Black Multimedia/Projector Cart (24w x 18d x 35h)

    Multimedia/Projector Cart- 24w x 18d x 35h- Features a steel- height-adjustable pullout (21-1/2w x 16d) laptop shelf for comfortable keying and three fixed shelves for projector and storage. Includes cable-management shelf holes and UL Approved electrical assembly with surge protection.

     

     

     

    DA-100 Projection Screen http://www.bigscreencenter.com/Da-Lite-Deluxe-Insta-Theater-Projector-Screen-p/pdalinstatheater.htm) Its versatility makes it a good choice for situations with good control over ambient light and where a wide viewing angle is necessary. It is also well suited for high resolution applications.