The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota has commenced use of electronic exhibits in Judge Ridgway's courtroom in Fergus Falls for all trials and evidentiary hearings.
The Fergus Falls Electronic Evidence Presentation system is not capable of touch screen annotation. Although the Adobe annotation tools are available for that purpose, training on those features will not be provided by the court.
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota has commenced use of electronic exhibits in Judge Constantine's (St. Paul) and Judge Sanberg's (Minneapolis) courtroom for all trials and evidentiary hearings.
The court offers a hands-on training class that is required for all parties who wish to present evidence or testimony. It includes an overview of evidence presentation equipment, exhibit preparation, format, and labeling, acceptable presentation media and naming convention, as well as an opportunity to practice using the evidence presentation equipment.
To register for training, log into CM, select the Utilities menu and select Sign up for Classes.
Training is held at the following locations:
Warren E. Burger Federal Building
and U.S. Courthouse
316 North Robert Street
St. Paul, Minnesota
301 U.S. Courthouse
300 South Fourth Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
Attorneys are encouraged to attend hands-on training before the first trial or hearing in a particular courtroom as equipment, space, and sightlines vary slightly from courtroom to courtroom.
The court provides a laptop at the lectern. Counsel may use this laptop to present the evidence.
For information related to the submission of exhibits, please refer to the Order for Trial or Evidentiary Hearing in your case/proceeding.
Please refer all questions to:
Electronic Evidence Coordinator