Video Technologies

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  • Videoconferencing


Video arraignments -- Criminal Rule 38.2 authorizes video arraignments in adult criminal cases.


Model Self-Help Centers Pilot Program - Superior Court of California, County of Butte. An attorney coordinator will conduct workshops and clinics through the use of real-time videoconferencing, enabling self-represented litigants in three counties to receive assistance simultaneously.


Videoconferencing Pilot Program Exploratory Committee.  This committee was recently formed in 2009 and has the sole purpose of trying to put together a pilot program for videoconferencing in Connecticut.


In 2001, an Administrative Order was written to permitting the use of video conferencing where prisoners incarcerated outside the jurisdiction are parties to the proceedings.


Various Florida courts are currently using videoconferencing for testimony and arraignments. A few examples are the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court  and the  Sixth Judicial Circuit Court .


Superior Court Rule 9.2 lists the the matters that may be conducted using video-conferencing. (See page 29)


The Michigan Office of Court Administration details what Video Technology can be used for and the standards and guidelines trial courts must follow.


The Montana Office of Court Administration maps out their videoconferencing plan on this page: Videoconferencing In Montana: Mapping Out the Digital Journey
They also have a
Strategic Plan on Information Technology for 2004-2005.


The Rural Courts Video Conferencing Project began October 27, 2008, to foster a statewide initiative to install video conferencing technology in rural courts.

New Jersey

The New Jersey Judiciary has one of the largest videoconferencing networks for court systems in the country. The state’s courts can use videoconferencing to facilitate numerous court activities such as testimony and arraignments.


A 2010 Technology Survey from the Supreme Court of Ohio details the uses of video technology in Ohio's courts.


Video conferencing is used for arraignments in Pennsylvania, and this program itself is expanding by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court .

South Carolina

In 2007, in a Supreme Court Order, videoconferencing in was approved for FAmily Courts statewide.  In 2008, it was ordered that a magistrate or municipal judge may use videoconferencing equipment in conducting preliminary hearings, bond hearings, and plea hearings.


 Video Conferencing Proceedings in the Washington court system.


The Wisconsin AOC has the  Web site  on Videoconferencing and its implementation in the Wisconsin Court System.