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    Video Courtroom

    Video Courtroom

    There are three courtrooms, in the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, Probate Division, that have an audio, video recording system: 
    Courtroom One for Magistrates David Farmer and David White
                        Courtoom Two for Magistrates
     Joseph Gallagher and Arvin Miller
                        Courtroom Three for Judge Alice O. McCollum

    The system is the latest in state-of-the-art courtroom technology, whereby, a central control unit is linked to voice-activated microphones strategically placed at the judicial bench, attorneys' tables and witness stand. The system microphones activate when an individual starts to speak and a video camera "slaved" to each microphone automatically focuses on the individual as it records both video and audio onto a data storage unit.  Every image displayed and every sound that is heard is captured into the record.

    An important benefit of the system is the ability to play back any portion of the court record during the proceedings. This affords the Judge, Magistrate or attorneys the opportunity to review any portion of the "record" at any time.  The system also provides assisted listening devices for individuals needing hearing assistance.

    The digital storage unit ensures that the records are immediately made available at the close of the trial day.  Attorneys may request the record on digital disk.  The digital storage device also features both read and write capability, allowing the court to make a disk from the original disk recording on demand.  Time and date indicators are burned into the recordings to preserve record authenticity.

    Evidence Presentations

    Evidence presentation equipment is available.  The equipment has the ability to project evidence, such as, three dimensional objects or documents, onto a screen located in the courtroom.  These Evidence Presentations are recorded along with court proceedings.

    Please call the Judicial Assistants for any additional information about the video equipment.

    For a form to purchase a CD for a court proceeding click here.

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    Attention: New Probate Forms and Revised Probate Forms have been posted on the Probate Webpage.


    December 19, Court closed from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. for a Staff Meeting

    December 24, closing at 2:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve 

    December 25, Christmas Day

    December 26, Day After Christmas 



    Montgomery County Probate Court is proud to announce that Judge Alice O. McCollum is participating in the National Adoption Day on Thursday, November 20, 2014.
    This local celebration is part of the nationwide effort to call attention to the thousands of foster children waiting for adoption and to celebrate all the families that do adopt.

    To see pictures of the Adoption proceedings go to the Adoption link in the left hand column.