Courtroom Microphone

This tutorial will explain the different microphones available in the courtroom and how to control them from the media podium.

This is the Turn Mic On button. By pressing this button, all the available microphones will be activated in the courtroom.

There are seven types of microphones available in the Courtroom.

Judges Bench Microphones
Plaintiff/Defendant Tables Microphones
Counsel Podium Microphone
Witness Stand Microphone
Media Podium Microphone
Handheld microphone (Available from Instructional Technology Services)
Lav microphone (Available from Instructional Technology Services)

This is the podium microphone. It can be turned on by pressing the Turn Mic On button on the touchpanel. Additionally, there are fixed microphones for the judge seating, the witness seating, and the counsel podium in front of the judges stand.

Judges’ Bench Microphone (3)

Witness Stand Microphone

Counsel Podium Microphone

NOTE: There is an additional on/off switch for this microphone./p>

Plaintiff/Defendant Tables Microphone (2)

This is the handheld microphone. To turn on the handheld microphone press the Turn Mic On button on the touchpanel and switch the handheld mic from Off to On.

The handheld microphone in the On position.

This is the lavalier microphone. It is a hands-free microphone for speakers who wish to move about the courtroom.

The microphone has a clip that you may apply to a tie, shirt collar, coat lapel, etc.

The body pack may be placed in a pocket or clipped onto a belt. It also has its own power switch that must be turned on before it is audible in a room.

The lav microphone in the On position.

When you are finished with the microphones, press the Turn Mic Off button. The handheld and lavalier microphones have their own power switches that must be turned off also.