CLCT’s design experts reflect more than thirty-five years of experience assisting the legal community with technology advice and counseling. Whether designing entire courtroom systems from the ground up, advising on specific technology choices, or assisting in personnel training, CLCT is uniquely positioned to help.
CLCT is home to some of the world’s foremost courtroom design experts. Led by Martin Gruen and Fred Lederer, CLCT’s design team has built dozens of high-tech courtrooms across the country and the world. The best example is William & Mary’s very own McGlothlin Courtroom—the world’s most technologically advanced courtroom.
CLCT believes that technology design focuses on the unique needs of end users. That belief led us to a “systems approach” to design. All of our decisions and advice revolve around the individuals who work with or are affected by technology. This approach maximizes the benefit of technology: it gives the user the necessary tools, while minimizing costs through omitting technology that is inappropriate for the context.
CLCT wants to make sure your project starts out right. Before building or designing any system, the most important step is to know your needs. CLCT will work with you to conduct a comprehensive, impartial analysis of your current technologies. CLCT’s consultants can advise you on how to better use the technology you already have, or help you understand which new technologies could be implemented. CLCT can help you make these decisions and reach your technology goals not only by providing expert advice on the technologies, but also on the costs and time involved.
Whether retrofitting an existing system, or building from the ground up, we have the experience and expertise to create a high-tech system to help meet your courtroom needs. Starting with a thorough assessment, we tailor a custom design plan with your needs and goals in mind. We will create several design options that fit within your budgetary and physical constraints, and will do everything we can to help you make an informed decision.
Audio/Visual Systems Design
A good audio/visual system makes information more accessible and allows an audience to better understand a speaker. A poor or underperforming system is a distraction for the audience and can seriously detract from a speaker’s impact. In a legal setting, a good audio/visual system crucial. We can help you design a custom system that will fit seamlessly into your facility, eliminating these issues.
We work with a number of high-quality vendors that provide the best multimedia technology for courtroom management. In our own McGlothlin Courtroom, the world’s most technologically-advanced courtroom, we employ six wall-mounted full-high-definition television monitors; individual LCD computer monitors at the counsel station, bench, and each individual juror station; over twenty microphone channels; six closed-circuit security cameras (capable of recording a video court record); three document viewers; a multi-media projector; among other technological enhancements. CLCT also manages all of the lecture hall technology, which include ten 90-inch high-definition monitors, four high-definition projectors, four security cameras in classrooms, lecture halls equipped with multi-channel microphone inputs, and media arrays in each classroom capable of supporting numerous multi-media inputs. From courtrooms and hearing rooms to classrooms, we can work with you to make the best choice for your organization!
Through technology, those with sight, hearing or mobility limitations can have access to the legal system like never before. Providing real-time transcriptions for the hearing impaired, instantly converting documents to braille for the blind, and constructing mobility lifts for people with physical disabilities are just a few examples of new technologies that can be used to make your courtroom equally accessible to all.