Electronic evidence playback
Most courtrooms used by the Supreme Court are equipped with large screens for evidence display purposes.
If the court session is conducted entirely using the Virtual Courtroom, parties wishing to display electronic evidence can use the 'Share Content' feaure in the Virtual Courtroom.
If parties appearing 'In person' (or in a 'Live' hearing), they should notify chambers in advance if they wish to present electronic evidence in the courtroom; this is to provide chambers with advance notice to ensure an appropriate courtroom allocation.
Parties intending to display electronic evidence in a 'Live' courtroom setting, they must supply
their own laptop or other playback device (e.g. iPad, iPhone) to use in conjunction with the courtroom's audio visual (AV) system.
The Court will faciliate the connection of that equipment (by cable) to the AV display screens in the courtroom.
Parties should ensure that any Memory Sticks/DVDs to be used for playback are fully tested beforehand on their laptop/playback devices to ensure that any additional software is sourced in advance. Parties should also use this opportunity to familiarise themselves with playback settings and controls to ensure that the playback exercise in the court setting is conducted efficiently.
Parties are reminded that it is their responsibility to ensure that there is someone present on the day of the sitting to operate the playback equipment.
Once the prior testing is completed, parties can seek access to the courtroom prior to the sitting date to check all the connections.
Electronic or E-Hearings
The Court only provides the basic technology infrastructure for the e-Court , but does
not provide the actual services (see below) or technical support which parties must organise through third party providers.
Potential features of an e-Hearing include real-time transcript, electronic court book (for the exchanges of discovery lists and full internet access. documents in court),