- similar to voluntary fees assessed by the National Governor's Association or the Council of State Governments, and are proportional to the size of the state. Those fees are paid by the state, not by any specific court in that state. NCSC does not deny or grant services based on whether a state pays that assessment, however.
As a nonprofit organization, NCSC also has a private support program. Individuals, businesses, and law firms can make tax-deductible contributions to help support the work of the National Center for State Courts. Again, those people are contributors or supporters, but not members.
Courtroom 21's equipment is made available to the Marshall-Wythe School of Law by participating companies for experimentation, demonstration and critique. Here is a partial listing of the companies and their equipment at the time of the visit by Government Technology.
- Lexis/Nexis (Mead Data Central Inc.) and WestLaw (West Publishing Company) Dial-up legal research; West and Michie-Butterworth Co., CD-ROM-based legal data with JuriSoft (Mead Data Central Inc.) software support.
- Doar Presenter and Disk Partner (Doar Communications Inc.) system for recorded or real-time televised evidence display with analog optical disc storage system; Litigation Sciences Inc., bar code lightpen for image retrieval.
- Court Technologies Inc., microchip controlled, multi-camera, multi-frame video recording system; Shure Microphone voice initiated switching system.
- Stenograph Inc., concurrent computer displayed transcription system.
- AT&T; LanguageLine for consecutive translation of up to 140 languages via Polycom Inc., speakerphone.
- ConferenceMate assisted listening, infra-red private headphones for listening enhancement.
- Teleconferencing Solutions International Inc., phone-based teleconferencing system.
- Executone Information Systems Inc., T1-based multipoint remote arraignment and videoconferencing system.