The Digital Evidence Presentation System (DEPS) is available to any trial attorney appearing before a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. To reserve equipment, please contact Joe Novak at 312-435-6045 as soon as you get a trial date. Training is available upon request.
It is the responsibility of the trial attorney(s) involved to discuss their evidence presentation requirements during pre-trial conferences to determine whether to use the court’s equipment or to arrange for an outside vendor. If an outside vendor is used, the court’s equipment will not be made available for use.
If you are unable to meet with Joe Novak prior to using the system, then download the necessary manuals for each equipment item you have requested. The manuals are easy to understand and will teach you how to operate the equipment. Acrobat Reader is required to view and print these manuals.