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|Douglas County Courthouse Equipment Rental|
OBA Invests in New Douglas County Courthouse A/V Equipment:
Rental Available for OBA Members at Discounted Rates
In 2017, the Omaha Bar Association invested thousands of dollars into completely overhauling its Courthouse A/V Equipment, available for rent by private practicing attorneys in civil cases in Douglas County District Court. The new equipment boasts HDMI hookups, 60 inch flatscreen TVs, and top-of-the-line ELMO digital cameras. For counsel looking to make an impression on the judge or jury with a visual presentation, the OBA’s Courthouse A/V Equipment rental is a great option.
How it works: attorneys interested in using the equipment can contact the OBA at 402-280-3607 or Bob Gast at the courthouse at 402-444-7302 to make sure the equipment is available on the trial or hearing date. Next, an application for the rental (found HERE) is sent to the OBA. Prior to the date of the equipment’s use, if the renter needs a tutorial on using the system, that can be set up with Bob Gast at the courthouse. After the equipment is used, the OBA will invoice the renter for final payment. OBA members enjoy a discount of 30% or more on rental rates. NOTE: A/V equipment rental is not needed for criminal cases in Douglas County District Court; the County Attorney’s Office has a A/V system available for use by privately retained defense counsel.
The benefits: in addition to presenting your case in court in an orderly and clean method, another benefit to using the OBA Courthouse A/V Equipment is that proceeds from the rental go to support the Omaha Lawyer Referral Service, a referral and information service run in conjunction with the Omaha Bar Association. With over 8,000 calls and emails received every year, the LRS refers members of the public to regular fee attorneys who can meet for a consultation and advise them whether or not they have a case. When appropriate, the LRS also will direct those who cannot afford an attorney to the pro bono legal service programs in the community.
Consider “upgrading” your trial presentation by using the OBA’s NEW Courthouse A/V Equipment!