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Updated: Aug 11, 2020



Bringing a case to life through imagery is one of the most powerful tools an attorney can use in the courtroom. Most judges and jurors expect to see the use of some type of technology, no matter what type of case the attorney may be presenting.

Utilizing the services of a litigation consulting company helps attorneys greatly increase their chances of success. At TrialSpectrum, Inc., our professionals are available to help firms throughout the United States with various types of cases and proceedings.

Imagery is an excellent tool for depositions, mediation, arbitration, courtroom hearings, trials, and other proceedings throughout litigation.

There are two primary types of evidence: substantive and demonstrative.

Substantive evidence refers to evidence of an actual element in the case—such as a weapon or a photograph of the scene of a car accident.

Demonstrative evidence is used to help the judge and jury understand the various pieces of evidence in the case. For example, a graphic that demonstrates how an injury occurs would be demonstrative evidence.

Demonstrative evidence has been shown to be a powerful tool, especially in cases involving complicated, complex issues.

Of course, to be admissible in court, the foundation for the use of the demonstrative evidence must be established by a witness. At TrialSpectrum, Inc., we are able to help create graphics and other visualizations that strengthen your case while ensuring they are admissible in the courtroom.

Using Aids with Expert Witnesses

Expert witnesses are frequently used to help attorneys present evidence to a judge and jury. Because the matters these witnesses testify on are often difficult for many laypersons to understand, presenting visual aids alongside the expert’s testimony not only helps a jury understand the issue, but also remember it during deliberations.

Condensing Lengthy Testimony

As all attorneys know, some trials may go on for weeks and weeks. Although many jurisdictions allow jurors to take notes on evidence and testimony, it may be difficult for some jurors to remember all of the information that is presented, especially if they are experiencing mental fatigue.

Videos, animated graphics, easy-to-understand charts, and other such types of imagery significantly help in these situations. When you present a compelling argument that is partnered with an image that truly impacts a juror, you make it much more likely that the juror remembers and understands the argument you are making.

A Theme is Important

If it looks like an attorney throws images and videos from Google into a PowerPoint presentation, judges and jurors may feel that the resulting product is sloppy—which, of course, reflects poorly on the attorney.

It is important to have a solid theme in a case that builds a relationship between the evidence that is presented. For example, in a medical malpractice case, using the same types of graphics to illustrate parts of the human body is beneficial. In an employment case, using the same font, font color, and background color to highlight employer policies or similar information is best.

The experienced litigation consultants at TrialSpectrum, Inc. will discuss your case with you and determine which aids are best for the arguments you need to make.

We Are Available to Help You with Your Case

If you would like to learn about the various services we offer at TrialSpectrum, Inc., give us a call to schedule a free consultation today. No matter where your case is in the phases of litigation, we can help you with your technology needs.

At TrialSpectrum, Inc., we keep all of our services in-house. This allows us to guarantee the quality of our services and streamline the production process.

If you would like to schedule a free consultation, call 800-789-0084 or visit www.trialspectrum.com.

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Updated: Jul 21, 2020



The legal world has been forced to change drastically because of the coronavirus pandemic. With social distancing a requirement in many jurisdictions, hearings and other proceedings are being held remotely.

The professionals at TrialSpectrum, Inc. are available to help your firm adapt to social distancing requirements while you continue to provide thorough, excellent representation to your clients.

During the coronavirus pandemic, TrialSpectrum, Inc. is offering remote services for no additional charge. Whether you need TrialSpectrum, Inc. to assist with a single hearing or with an entire case from initiation to conclusion, we are available to help.

Depositions

One of the most important purposes of a deposition is to observe how a party or witness reacts to a specific line of questioning. Although in-person depositions may not be available during the pandemic, there are remote options that allow attorneys to conduct their questioning and study an individual’s responses.

For example, video depositions are a popular alternative to in-person depositions. Our team is available to help ensure that your deposition proceeds as smoothly as possible.

For example, we take the needs of your firm and your client into account. We can provide a DVD to you as quickly as necessary, and we can provide additional electronic equipment you may need during the deposition. We have monitors, document cameras, projectors, and other such equipment available.

Mediation

It is also possible to conduct mediations via teleconference or video conference. The team at TrialSpectrum, Inc. is able to copy documents and create graphics and other visual aids that may be helpful during negotiations.

Our professionals use reliable software that provides excellent video and audio quality. Our software has screensharing capabilities to streamline the settlement process. We are able to accommodate individuals in various time zones as well for the convenience of everyone involved.

Confidentiality is a concern in mediation. At TrialSpectrum, Inc., our professionals use software that allows the mediator to communicate with select parties at a time, or with the group as a whole. We are able to set up various virtual “rooms,” depending on the needs of your case.

Arbitration

Many attorneys express a desire to simplify the arbitration process as much as possible, especially if arbitration will be held via videoconference. For example, some attorneys may wish to provide copies of depositions and other pieces of evidence to the arbitrator and to opposing counsel. TrialSpectrum, Inc. assists with all preparations needed for arbitration, as well as virtual arbitration itself.

Our team members also ensure that arbitration is conducted privately and securely.

Hearings

Thousands of hearings throughout the United States have been held remotely. Whether your clients are in the middle of a malpractice case or are involved in an intellectual property battle, we have the tools you need to obtain excellent results.

We carefully study the rules and restrictions for the jurisdiction your hearing will be held in to ensure that you are able to provide the best presentation possible to the court.

With remote hearings, your clients have the undivided attention of the judge or other decisionmaker. With the assistance of the experts at TrialSpectrum, Inc., you will be able to present clear, compelling arguments on behalf of your clients.

To Learn More About Our Services, Contact TrialSpectrum, Inc. Today

The trial support and technology experts at TrialSpectrum, Inc. provide services that are carefully tailored to your needs. We take into account the proceeding, the type of case, and the message you want to convey. With our assistance, you will be able to provide excellent legal counsel, even during a global pandemic.

We are happy to set up a time to speak with you about your needs. To schedule a virtual appointment with our team, call 800-789-0084 or visit www.trialspectrum.com.

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In today’s world, judges and jurors alike expect to see the use of technology during a trial. By implementing the use of interactive diagrams, video footage, and other such pieces of technology, a once bland oral argument or tedious line of questioning suddenly becomes engaging and interesting.

The experts at TrialSpectrum, Inc. have assisted countless attorneys in their trial preparations and have helped them create strategies that are persuasive and credible in the eyes of the judge and jury.

However, the use of too much technology can impact a jury negatively. The jury may be so focused on a display or video that it loses sight of the primary argument. However, with the right team of experts, the best types of technology for your case may be carefully selected and inserted into your arguments and questioning.

The Right Balance

For example, consider the use of digital displays in a courtroom. In the courtroom, a visual display has been shown to significantly impact a jury’s understanding of the point the attorney is trying to make. An attorney’s oral description of a medical error, for example, may be complex and confusing for a jury. However, diagrams and other displays may show the jury exactly where and how the alleged malpractice occurred.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, however, using especially advanced types of visual technology, such as virtual reality displays or even holograms, may be distracting for the jury. The focus on the visual display may become so strong that the attorney’s accompanying arguments and statements are virtually ignored.

The Characteristics of the Jurors

Another factor to consider when preparing for trial is the jury’s receptiveness to the arguments that will be made. To make a well-rounded trial strategy using technology, knowing the ability of the jury to understand and interpret various displays and audio clips is essential to prevailing in court.

With the assistance of a jury consultant or trial support company, however, attorneys may narrow down their pool of jurors to those who are best able to understand technology. Issues to consider are whether a juror is hard of hearing, is color blind, uses technology frequently, or has poor vision.

Prepare, Prepare, Prepare

A well-rounded trial strategy also includes back-up plans. What if it storms on the day of trial and the court’s Wi-Fi connection fails? What if the courtroom’s audio system does not work on the date of the hearing? With the assistance of a trial support company, you have technology experts standing by to ensure you are ready to turn to “Plan B” if needed.

At TrialSpectrum, Inc., all services are managed in-house. Rather than risk contracting services out to third parties that may or may not be reliable on the day of trial, we prepare all products ourselves. Our employees are trained in the most cutting-edge forms of trial technology and are available to assist attorneys at any time.

Knowing Your Courtroom

Courthouses vary significantly in terms of available and allowable technology from one jurisdiction to the next. Further, within a single courthouse, judges may have a variety of preferences and rules that apply to trials in their courtrooms. Preparing a case for its specific courtroom is extremely important and makes a significant difference in the outcome of the case. The technology experts at TrialSpectrum, Inc. help attorneys prepare for trials throughout the country and know how to tailor presentations to meet the requirements and restrictions of individual judges.

To Schedule a Free Consultation, Call TrialSpectrum, Inc. Today

If you would like to speak with the technology experts at TrialSpectrum, Inc., call us at 800-789-0084 or visit www.trialspectrum.com to learn about the services we offer. We ensure that we meet our clients’ quality expectations while also staying within their budgets.

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