Courtroom Diagram

The diagram below represents a generic courtroom layout. The Eighteenth Judicial District has six different Courthouses and courtrooms may vary somewhat in size or design.

Judge - an appointed representative of the state charged with being fair and impartial in matters brought before the court.

Prosecution - deputy district attorneys prosecute criminal cases on behalf of the People of the State of Colorado in county and district courts.

Defense - attorney charged to represent the best interest of the defendant in criminal cases.

Jury Box - the section where elected jurors and alternate jurors are seated to hear evidence presented at a jury trial

Bar - dividing rail in a court of law separating the section reserved for the judge, prosecution, defense, and jury from the area occupied by the general public.

Bailiff - a court employee who assists the judge in maintaining order in the courthouse, and who is responsible for the custody of a jury.

Witness Stand - the chair where witnesses sit to testify to facts relating to the case before the judge.

Podium - the stand where attorneys address issues before the court and question witnesses regarding matters of fact.