And with any new building, not everything worked right. There were still some problems involving construction. The city and the contractors were dealing with things like bathrooms that don't work and general repairs that need to be made. But overall, the reviews were positive.

In one room, nearly 500 potential jurors gathered to find out if they would be used in a case this week.

For State Attorney Angela Corey, who's been critical of the new courthouse and the fact that the state attorney's offices weren't ready, she had a different outlook Monday.

"Oh my God, we are so excited. This place is just beautiful," Corey said. "It's so clean and so functional. All the things we needed in the old courthouse are now here. For example, space for us to meet with witnesses and victims, space to spread out and do our jobs, technology needed for a long time to convey to the jury. It's clean, it's beautiful. Very appreciative."

Public Defender Melina Buncom said she was getting used to it the new courthouse, but she's not real happy with the way she now has to speak with her client before a hearing. It's one person in a room where she has to talk with him on the phone.

"To see a client is a little more complicated," Buncom said. "You have to wait for them to be called into a conference room. That was a little more tedious than it usually is."