3 Right now - anyone who would like to attend the Michael Dunn trial can sign up through a lottery system. It opened at 6 o'clock this morning. Dunn is charged with shooting and killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis during an argument over loud music outside a Southside gas station in november of 2012. Dunn says he fired in self- defense. Channel 4's Erica Rakow joins us LIVE from the Prime Osborn Center with information on the lottery - and a closer look at all the ongoing preparations for this very publicized trial. 3 3 WE'VE BEEN TALKING WITH PEOPLE INVOLVED IN MONTHS OF PLANNING TO MAKE SURE THINGS GO SMOOTHLY AND SAFELY BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE COURTROOM NEXT WEEK. MORE THAN A DOZEN MEDIA OUTLETS HAVE APPLIED FOR CREDENTIALS TO COVER THIS TRIAL.. AND THE PUBLIC CAN ALSO REQUEST A SEAT BY FILLING OUT AN APPLICATION HERE AT THE PRIME OSBORN CENTER STARTING THIS MORNING. THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE HAS BEEN GETTING READY FOR MICHAEL DUNN'S MURDER TRIAL FOR MONTHS. THERE'S A COMMAND TEAM MADE UP OF DIFFERENT AGENCIES TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE IS SAFE AND THAT THE TRIAL GOES OFF WITHOUT A HITCH.01-30-14 dunn preps Chief Michelle cook / JSO 17:41 the city of Jacksonville is going to be in the national spotlight and we've done a lot of planning and I'm confident that all of the groups and a representative here in the one set of been sitting down at the table with us it is going to go off without a hitch. MEDIA FROM AROUND THE WORLD HAVE REQUESTED CREDENTIALS TO COVER THIS TRIAL.. CABLE NEWS OUTLETS, MAJOR NETWORKS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AND EVEN AL JAZEERA.ATTORNEY GENE NICHOLS IS ONLY ANALYZING THIS CASE.. BUT HE SAYS DUVAL COUNTY'S NEW COURTHOUSE IS EQUIPPED TO HANDLE A TRIAL THIS BIG.. IF IT WERE A FEW YEARS AGO, AT THE OLD COURTHOUSE WE MAY BE RUNNING INTO SOME DIFFICULTIES. 01-30-14 GENE ON DUN GENE NICHOLS/ATTORNEY 13:21:10 we know the jax sheriff's office have been taking tremendous steps, a s a tenant in the neighborhood my law office is directly across the street we have been receiving notices about whats going to happen with traffic, whats going to happen with parking, so i believe the courthouse thru judge moran and his people they are as prepared as they possibly can be for the amount of people who will be coming in to be a part of this trial." BECAUSE THE AMOUNT OF PUBLIC INTEREST THIS CASE HAS SPARKED..THERE'S A LOTTERY SYSTEM SET UP FOR PEOPLE WANTING TO WATCH THE TRIAL FROM INSIDE THE COURTROOM.A LOTTERY DRAWING WILL BE HELD EVERY DAY TO CREDENTIAL PEOPLE APPLYING TO BE IN THE COURTROOM THE FOLLOWING DAY. 3 YOU CAN REQUEST A SEAT FOR MONDAY BY COMING DOWN HERE TO THE PRIME OSBORN CENTER BETWEEN 6:00 THIS MORNING AND 4 THIS AFTERNOON TO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION. THE SAME GOES FOR EVERY DAY OF THIS TRIAL.. FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU WANT TO BE THERE NEXT TUESDAY, YOU HAVE TO GET AN APPLICATION IN ON MONDAY BY 4:30 P-M.