Information Technology Services
- Courtroom Technology: e-Exhibits Both courtrooms in Austin, as well as Judge Gargotta’s courtroom in San Antonio (courtroom #3), support the ability to display exhibits electronically. Using a notebook computer it is possible to display multimedia presentations, images, or documents on all display monitors in the courtroom simply by connecting the computer’s VGA port to the built-in VGA connections. VGA ports are 15-pin video connectors found on most computers. Parties with cases being heard in the equipped courtrooms are encouraged to bring in their laptops to display their exhibits electronically. It is the responsibility of the presenting attorney to ensure before court, that his/her laptop is compatible with the system in the courtroom. Be sure to contact the appropriate Courtroom Deputy with questions and to setup a time to test your equipment. Please click here for more information.
- Wireless Courtroom Access: The U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Texas will now provide free and open wireless internet access in most of the courtrooms. Please click here for more information.
- Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing: The U.S. Bankruptcy Courts offer the bankruptcy community Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing (EBN). EBN is a FREE service that allows court notices to be transmitted electronically, delivering them faster and more conveniently. Please click here for more information.
- PACER (Public Access to Case Electronic Records): Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts, and the PACER Case Locator via the Internet. PACER is provided by the Federal Judiciary in keeping with its commitment to providing public access to court information via a centralized service. Please click here for more information.
- Multi-Court Voice Case Information System (McVCIS): McVCIS allows you to call the U. S. Bankruptcy Court's computer from any touch tone telephone and hear the following case information read to you by a computer-synthesized voice. Please click here for more information.
- Digital Audio Files (Coming Soon!): Within the next six months, we’ll be providing digital audio recordings of court proceedings via the PACER system. In March 2010, the Judicial Conference approved the plan to make digital audio recordings available on PACER after a two year pilot project showed significant public interest in accessing these files. Prior to the pilot, access was only possible by obtaining a CD recording from a court clerks office for $30. The new digital files will cost $2.40 to download. The presiding judge will determine which audio recordings will be posted on PACER. Stay tuned for more information and a formal announcement about the availability of the audio court recordings in our court.