The court has teleconferencing and a mobile video conferencing system that can be used in any courtroom.
- Teleconferencing: Teleconferencing capabilities are available in all courtrooms. Arrangements should be made in advance with the appropriate courtroom deputy. if you wish to use this feature. On most occasions involving more than a few parties, the courtroom deputy will require that the parties set up the conference call and dial into the courtroom once all parties are on the line. Talk to the courtroom deputy to determine the individual judge’s policy.
- Videoconferencing: Almost all courtrooms are equipped with video conferencing capabilities. Video conferencing is available only for use with the prior permission of the Court.
- Scheduling: To schedule use of the video conferencing equipment during a hearing, please contact the appropriate courtroom deputy for the judge that will be hearing your case. There is currently no cost to use the system. Reservations should be made as early as possible. The Court does not own a bridge facility (used to connect more than two conference sites during a call); therefore, bridging services and the associated costs are the responsibility of counsel.
- Testing the System: Counsel will be asked to participate in a test call at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled event if using a conference system that is not located at the courthouse. Court personnel will be available to test the equipment at the courthouse location.
- Available to Other Federal Courts: The Court also makes our video conferencing equipment available to other federal courts in order to allow local counsel to participate from Tulsa. All requests to utilize our equipment for a case in another federal court should be directed to the court where the case was filed. The request to the Northern District must be initiated by the other court, not the parties.