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E. Barrett Prettyman Courtrooms (1-21)

  • All of the courtrooms in the Prettyman building are equipped with a complete AV system, including a video presentation system for the display of exhibits. Each courtroom presentation system contains the following technology:
    • Document camera (Wolfvision visual presenter – aka Elmo.)
    • Laptop connectivity (using HDMI or VGA) at lectern, witness box, and each counsel table. NOTE: If your laptop does not have either an HDMI or a VGA port, you will need to provide the necessary adapter that will connect your device to the courtroom system. The Court does not have such adapters.
    • Annotation capability from lectern and witness monitor (aka John Madden pen.)
    • 22" LED monitors for Judge, witness, lectern, law clerk, and counsel tables.
    • 22" LED monitors installed within the Jury Box, with one monitor placed between every two jurors.
    • 46” or 50” LED monitor on side wall or mobile stand for viewing exhibits from the gallery.
  • All Prettyman courtrooms have videoconferencing (VTC) capabilities except courtroom 18. To request the use of videoconference technology, additional information is required by the Court. Please complete the Videoconference Request Form and e-mail it to Philip Tran (address below.)
  • Courtroom 20 (Ceremonial Courtroom) can be configured with a variety of monitors strategically located around the courtroom.

If you anticipate using any of the technology referenced above in any courtroom, please call Philip Tran at 202-354-3218 or e-mail him at to discuss your technology needs and to schedule a time to test your laptop connection in the courtroom.