For much of the past year, numerous court hearings and administrative proceedings have been forced to switch to remote proceedings. During the coronavirus pandemic, these proceedings have been conducted over the internet, over closed circuit video, and even over the telephone.

Types of alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation, have been held over videoconference and by telephone. Depositions have been videotaped. Essentially overnight, the legal world transitioned from in-person proceedings to those that are virtual.

How can a trial support and technology company assist law firms during these unprecedented times?

Trial support and technology companies are able to assist law firms with both preparing detailed plans for legal proceedings and executing those plans.

For example, consider a wrongful death claim. The victim sustained serious injuries, but also had several preexisting conditions.

The case is set for trial. The attorneys meet with the trial support company to discuss the case and explain the arguments that they want to make to the judge and jury. The trial support company then creates graphics and other visual aids that make these arguments easy for the jury to understand.

However, the trial support company’s job does not end there—on the date of trial, members of the team are available to assist the attorney with the presentations that are made in court.

Court Proceedings During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Now, more than ever, attorneys need reliable technology for court proceedings. Very few hearings are conducted in person at this time, a trend that will likely continue for many more months.

Many attorneys are unfamiliar with the types of technology that are available for trials and hearings. Rather than deal with the stress of learning new technology and hoping that the material is properly presented on the date of a hearing, these attorneys may consult a trial support and technology company to manage this aspect of the case on their behalf.

At TrialSpectrum, Inc., our team of experts is available to help with any type of case, no matter what phase it may be in. We assist with discovery matters, such as recording depositions on video. We create trial graphics, exhibit boards, and other visual aids for the courtroom. We also provide printing services and offer audio and visual equipment rentals to our clients.

It is essential that courtroom technology work properly on the date of a legal proceeding. Judges often become impatient when their dockets run behind, and an attorney who fumbles with computer cords and monitors may appear unprepared to a jury.

However, the experts at TrialSpectrum, Inc. are available to set up and test your equipment before your hearing and remain available throughout the duration of the proceeding. If, for some reason, the courtroom Wi-Fi disconnects, for example, your TrialSpectrum, Inc. team will step in and remedy the situation as quickly as possible while you continue to address the courtroom.

High Quality Technology Products

Whether you need a deposition recorded, a map of a crime scene enlarged and printed, or an animation of a physiological process in the human body, the professionals at TrialSpectrum, Inc. can help. In addition, all products are produced in-house at TrialSpectrum, Inc. This not only cuts down on costs for our clients, but also allows us to carefully monitor the quality of our services.

When you select TrialSpectrum, Inc. to assist you with your case, you may rest assured that you will be working with a team dedicated to helping you and your clients obtain the best results possible.

Call Us Today to Discuss Our Services

If you are interested in learning more about the services we offer at TrialSpectrum, Inc., call 800-789-0084 or visit today. We work with law firms throughout the United States in both civil and criminal matters.

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When attorneys think about litigation support companies, they usually think of entities that assist big law firms with high profile, multimillion-dollar trials. Although litigation support companies are certainly used in these environments, they also provide valuable services in the phases leading up to trial in cases of various sizes and types.

Settling a case saves stress and money for both law firms and their clients. By building strong, compelling arguments, attorneys increase their odds of fostering a settlement, whether it occurs during mediation or during discussions with opposing counsel. In many cases, once opposing counsel sees the excellent exhibits and accompanying arguments that will be submitted to the court, settling the case becomes more desirable.

Partnering with a Litigation Support Company

Attorneys should not wait until they have trial date on the docket to hire a litigation support company. The sooner a litigation support company is consulted, the better the company is able to assist the law firm with the case.

Litigation support companies work closely with attorneys to determine what arguments should be made in a case, as well as the best approach for making those arguments. Litigation support companies take into account the jurisdiction, judge, opposing counsel, jurors, and other individuals who may impact decision-making in a case.

For example, consider a case that is scheduled for mediation. As attorneys are well aware, preparation is key to success at mediation. Preparing with a team of litigation consultants who are experienced in tailoring arguments to reach certain audiences is an even stronger approach.

Continuing the above example, opposing counsel has stated that the client is not likely to agree to a settlement. However, with the assistance of a litigation support company, detailed graphics are presented that outline the attorney’s arguments and identify weaknesses in opposing counsel’s case.

Opposing counsel knows that these graphics will likely be submitted in court, and, rather than handing the case outcome over to a judge and jury, it is decided that it is best to settle.

Additionally, once opposing counsel sees the resources that the attorney has brought to mediation, it is understood that advanced courtroom technology will likely be used in a trial. If opposing counsel does not have access to such technological tools, settlement becomes much more likely—as jurors may be much more impressed with the attorney who uses advanced technology.

Timing is Everything

One of the factors that most significantly impacts the likelihood of settlement is the timeline of the case. If the parties try to finalize the case too early, before all of the relevant evidence has been gathered, settlement negotiations may not get very far. However, if the parties wait too long to try to settle the case, they may have spent so much in attorneys’ fees and court costs that they feel reluctant to lose their “day in court.”

Litigation support companies provide excellent guidance on the timing of mediation and other types of settlement negotiations. With a litigation support team, attorneys will be hyperaware of the time-sensitive issues in their case. These attorneys will know which evidence should be compiled as quickly as possible so that settlement negotiations will be fruitful—and favorable for their clients.

Litigation support companies estimate the best time to settle a case based on the various factors involved in the claim. These companies are then able to provide guidance to law firms to help them prepare for settlement negotiations and increase the chances of settling the case.

Settling a case often provides a result that a judge or jury never would have ordered. It provides freedom to the parties to control the outcome of their case and saves attorneys the stress of preparing for trial.

At TrialSpectrum, Inc., we have helped firms around the country reach favorable settlement agreements on behalf of their clients. We work closely with attorneys to create graphics, edit videos, provide equipment, and offer any other litigation consultation or technology services they may need.

Call TrialSpectrum, Inc. Today to Learn About Our Services

The team at TrialSpectrum, Inc. is prepared to help you provide excellent legal representation to your clients. We will create a strong case that is persuasive and impressive to your target audience. To schedule a free consultation with us, call 800-789-0084 or visit today.

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Updated: Aug 19, 2020

On the day of a hearing or trial, the last thing you want is for your technology to fail. Such an occurrence may cause detrimental consequences for your case. For example, the jury may not be able to grasp the argument you are trying to make. You may waste precious court time trying to get your equipment to work. Of course, technological failures cause unnecessary stress on attorneys, possibly causing them to stumble over their remaining statements to the court.

However, there are ways to avoid such scenarios.

Hire a Trial Support and Technology Company

One of the best decisions an attorney can make is to seek the professional services of a trial support and technology company. These companies assist with all of the technological preparations attorneys may need to make for trial, such as creating graphics, setting up equipment for the courtroom, and determining what media is best to use in the courthouse.

By allowing these companies to work on the technological aspects of a case, the attorneys are able to focus on their legal arguments, prepare witnesses, and organize exhibits.

Additionally, on the date of the hearing or trial, these professionals are available for immediate support, providing assistance if needed. At TrialSpectrum, Inc., our job is not finished until your case is completed.

Practice, Practice, Practice

Once the professionals at the trial support and technology company have prepared your materials for trial, they will sit down with you and go over each product. You will be able to ask questions about the presentation and will be able to practice, as if you are already in front of the judge and jury.

After you practice a few times, you will feel much more comfortable on the date of your hearing or trial, and you will impress your audience by appearing organized and experienced in cutting-edge technology.

Know the Rules

Any attorney knows that there are numerous rules and guidelines that must be followed in the courtroom. There are state or federal rules, local rules, and, of course, a judge’s own individual preferences and rules for the courtroom.

As you prepare for your hearing or trial, the team at TrialSpectrum, Inc. will work with you to tailor your exhibits to ensure they abide by court rules. Similarly, we carefully assess the acoustics, lighting, and other aspects of the courtroom to ensure your exhibits are as clear and understandable as possible. We take note of what equipment is provided by the courtroom, as well as what equipment your firm may need to rent to complete your arguments.

One Task at a Time

When you are speaking to the court, focus only on the judge or the jury. Do not try to search a laptop for a video or try to get an exhibit displayed while you address others. You will appear distracted and unorganized.

It is best to wait until you have your exhibit ready to address the court. A judge and jury may miss important points of your arguments if you are speaking before a visual aid is displayed.

At TrialSpectrum, Inc., We Offer a Range of Litigation Support and Technology Services

The professionals at TrialSpectrum, Inc., work with attorneys throughout the country to help them with their hearings and trials. Whether you need to rent equipment or need exhibits prepared, we are available to help. We keep every service we offer in-house so that we maintain a high quality of product, ensuring that you are able to present the best case possible.

If you would like to speak with the team at TrialSpectrum, Inc. about the services we offer, call 800-789-0084 or visit

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