Zobel, Rya W.
Born 1931 in Zwickau, Germany
Federal Judicial ServiceJudge, U. S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on January 25, 1979, to a new seat created by 92 Stat. 1629; Confirmed by the Senate on March 21, 1979, and received commission on March 23, 1979.
EducationRadcliffe College, A.B., 1953
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1956
Courtroom Number12, 5th Floor
Courtroom TechnologyContact the courtroom clerk regarding use of this equipment.
The courtroom is equipped with a fully integrated evidence presentation system with 15" viewing monitors for each attorney table, the witness, the Judge and their staff, and a 40" or 50" plasma for the gallery. The jury box also has 15" monitors built into the front and back rows of the jury box, one for every two jurors. Evidence being displayed from any source can be annotated from the witness, lectern, and Judges monitors. All attorney tables have the ability to connect both audio and video from a computer through a standard VGA port [laptop/desktop and even Mac/Apple if you have the VGA adapter]. In addition, there are two computer audio and video inputs located at the lectern location. Also at the lectern, is a document camera for displaying physical evidence that is not electronic and a VCR/DVD combo unit. Portable video conferencing equipment can be brought in upon request for remote appearances.
Internet access is available upon request and with the consent of the presiding Judge. Click here for more information.
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