Consulting

CLCT’s design experts reflect more than fifty 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’s experts have 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 trial and appellate courtroom.

CLCT believes that technology design focuses on the unique needs of end users. That belief led to a “systems approach” to design. All decisions and advice revolve around the specific court and the individuals members of that court. Court needs and court culture are court specific. 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.

Needs Assessment

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.

Courtroom Planning

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 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 under-performing 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 is crucial. We can help you design a custom system that will fit seamlessly into your facility, eliminating these issues.

Assistive Technology

Through technology, those with sight, hearing or mobility limitations can have access to the legal system as never before. Providing real-time transcription for the hearing impaired, converting documents to braille for the blind, and furnishing 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.

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For more information about consulting, please contact us at clct@wm.edu or 757-221-2494.

This content has been updated on novembre 22, 2019 at 4:03 .