2020 CLCT Week

Destination: Innovation

Hosted by the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, Orlando, Florida

June 1-4, 2020

From June 1-4, 2020, CLCT will host two major events to assist court professionals with their ongoing effort to improve the administration of justice via innovative technology. This year’s events will feature useful agendas and innovative speakers, as well as what we expect to be vibrant discussions among judges, clerks, administrators, technologists, and other court personnel in attendance. We are especially pleased to announce that this year’s CLCT Week will be hosted by the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida in its courthouse in sunny Orlando, Florida. We are immensely appreciative of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court’s hospitality.

Court Affiliates Conference
Exhibit AV: Video in the Courthouse

June 1-2, 2020

CLCT’s annual Court Affiliates Conference provides courts and their representatives with an opportunity to connect with colleagues and learn from the insightful, cutting-edge work performed by their peers. Each Conference centers around a special theme designed to foster discussion in some of today’s most pressing legal and technological issues. For our 2020 Conference, that theme is the use of video communications and evidence in the courtroom.

Video as a medium plays an important and ever-expanding role in our courts. Legal and societal practices are changing, pro se representation is on the rise, and demands on court time and resources are ever-growing. The landscape is pushing courts to look to technology-based solutions and improvements. Video conferencing permits parties, witnesses, interpreters, court reporters, counsel, and even judges to participate remotely. These increasingly software-based video conferencing capabilities, while beneficial, pose unique challenges that should be addressed so that we might best advance their effective and lawful use. At the same time, today’s trial evidence often includes recorded video that poses major presentation and court record issues. Additionally, special areas of concern that warrant in-depth examination and discussion – such as “deep fakes” (video content manipulation) and automation of foreign language interpretation – arise from the growing use of artificial intelligence.

Ideas shared throughout the Conference will ultimately guide changes that will be made to the Court Affiliates’ Protocols for the Use of Courtroom Technology and inform other courts’ practices. The Conference will also include a tour of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida’s Orlando courthouse – one of the world’s most technologically advanced – to provide attendees with additional insight into how their technological needs might be best addressed. Accordingly, we invite you to join us for the 2020 Court Affiliates Conference and to explore a magical kingdom of courtroom video technology.

CLCT Construction and Renovation Conference
Courthouses Reimagined and Reconstructed

June 3-4, 2020

Designing a courthouse is similar to designing any other building in that it takes a lot of time, money, and effort. However, unlike many other architectural projects, designing a courthouse requires much more foresight, as courts (and their courthouses) are rapidly adjusting to the benefits and requirements of novel and ever-advancing technologies that impact every aspect of courtroom proceedings. Improved evidence presentation equipment; video conferencing software allowing for remote appearances and proceedings, including remote and online alternative dispute resolution; and even artificial intelligence present court staff and courthouse designers with both new and ongoing challenges.

During CLCT’s two-day 2020 Construction and Renovation Conference, experts in the fields of courthouse technology and design will discuss what should be considered before pouring a courthouse’s foundation or expanding or renovating an existing courthouse space. Throughout the Conference, attendees will have the opportunity to network, share their insights regarding their courthouses’ infrastructural and technological requirements, and learn from their colleagues through discussions designed to explore in detail the topics that they find most salient. By the end of this Conference, attendees should be acquainted with concepts and resources that will help them better understand and predict the scope of their courthouses’ infrastructural requirements and necessary technological accommodations.

Registration and other details coming soon!

This content has been updated on November 6, 2019 at 2:46 pm.