The diagram represents a generic courtroom layout. Courtrooms located in the 8th Judicial District may vary somewhat in size and design. Judge: An appointed representative of the state charged with being fair and impartial in matters brought before the court. Prosecutor: The deputy district attorneys who prosecute criminal cases on behalf of the People of the State of Colorado in district, juvenile and county courts. Defense: The attorneys 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: The 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: The 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.