$25,000 in new technology coming to all courthouses in West Virginia in an effort to even the playing field for all attorneys.
Most recently the Marshall County Courthouse has implemented the new technology provided courtesy of the West Virginia Supreme Court. The new equipment allows everyone in the courtroom to see evidence on these monitors. A monitor is mounted on each attorney’s table, the judges bench, and the witness stand. This huge 60 inch monitor makes it easy for the jury to see all of the
evidence provided in a case. There are currently 30 counties across the state who are able to use the equipment, with another 25 counties left on the installation list.
“Juries expect in this day and time to have things on monitors, on televisions. They really expect it and that’s what we’re able to bring to them in our county now, which is fantastic,” said West Virginia Second Judicial Circuit Judge, David Hummel Jr.
These courtrooms are also equipped with video conferencing items that allow for court proceedings to move forward even if a person isn’t able to make it to court.
The funds for the new tech gear have been provided through the West Virginia Supreme Court and will allow for a more clearer and concise presentation of evidence in the courtroom.