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The Use of Technology in the Courtroom: Bringing Your Case to Life for the Judge and Jury

An engaging, easy-to-understand argument is key to success in any type of trial or hearing. The use of technology in the courtroom allows attorneys to use a variety of media to build the strongest case possible for their clients. The use of a mixture of media, such as videos, audio clips, and graphics, makes it much more likely that jurors will be receptive to the attorney’s arguments.

In addition, many jurors simply expect to see some form of technology in the courtroom, thanks to popular shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Attorneys who use technology in conjunction with their statements and questioning witnesses are often seen as more credible, professional, and organized in the courtroom.

However, many attorneys simply do not know how to use technology in the courtroom. Technological advances occur every day—and since attorneys’ primary focus is on changes in the law, they may be unaware as to the technological tools that are available for their cases.

This is where it is beneficial to hire a trial support and technology company. While the attorneys focus on the legal aspects of the case, these companies determine what types of technology are best to emphasize their positions.

Effective Types of Trial Technology

Visual Aids

There are a variety of visual aids that may be used in the courtroom. These aids are especially useful in complex cases, such as those involving medical malpractice. Jurors may have a difficult time understanding what went wrong in a surgery, for example—but images that explain the surgery and alleged mistakes a doctor made can help tremendously.

Trial graphics are a popular form of trial technology and encompass a variety of items. Infographics, chronologies, graphs, diagrams, animations, and document call-outs are just a few examples of the trial graphics that are available to use in the modern courtroom.

Exhibit boards are a classic visual aid. These may be used to enlarge documents, photographs, and other pieces of evidence. They are especially effective for pieces of evidence attorneys want to emphasize and allow to remain on display for the judge and jury for a longer period of time.

Videos are highly effective in trials and hearings, whether it is security camera footage or a clip from a deposition. With proper editing, a video may become one of the most powerful pieces of evidence submitted in the courtroom.

Audio Aids

Audio aids, such as recorded phone calls, sound clips, and similar items are all useful in the courtroom. However, when using audio aids, it is extremely important to take the layout and acoustics of the courtroom into account. Trial support and technology companies know how to present audio clips in such a way that they are clear and loud enough for the judge and jury to hear and understand.

At TrialSpectrum, Inc., Our Experts Help Through Every Step of Your Case

At TrialSpectrum, Inc., we offer guidance and support during the preparation of your case and remain available for support until your case is closed. You do not have to worry about mishaps during your trial—our team is available to ensure your exhibits are presented properly. We offer services nationwide in cases of all types, from car accident claims to intellectual property matters.

When you choose TrialSpectrum, Inc., to assist with your case preparation and technology needs, you may rest assured that you are obtaining high quality service. We keep our services in house to maintain control over the quality of products we produce for our clients.

Contact TrialSpectrum, Inc. Today to Learn About Our Services

The experts at TrialSpectrum, Inc. welcome the opportunity to provide examples of our work and explain the nature of our services. To schedule a time to speak with us, call 800-789-0084 or visit www.trialspectrum.com.

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From discovery through closing arguments, the accomplished team at TrialSpectrum provides full-service trial presentation support and technology solutions to the legal community throughout the state of Florida, and nationwide.


Richard began his career in medical illustration designing interactive courseware for physicians, students and staff at the University of Texas Medical School. He created illustrations of specialty including Neurology, Cardiology, Audiology, as well as human body systems to include Circulatory and Central Nervous Systems. He later went on to spend the next fourteen years as a Senior Media Artist and Art Director specializing in trial preparation solutions before starting TrialSpectrum, with his wife and business partner Diana. Diana is the company’s Chief Marketing Officer with responsibility for marketing programs, brand management and corporate sponsorships. Prior to joining TrialSpectrum she held various roles in Marketing, Software Product Management and Digital Outreach.


TrialSpectrum’s services include graphics for all phases of litigation to include PowerPoint presentations that highlight case themes, timelines/ chronologies, animations, document call outs, charts, etc., trial consulting services, exhibit boards, database creation, scanning and document services, A/V solutions, deposition services and more.


The TrialSpectrum team has worked on countless matters that span varied practice areas to include: antitrust, breach of contract, civil, class actions, criminal, dental, divorce, fraud, insurance, intellectual property, medical malpractice, medical devices, patent infringement, personal injury, pharmaceutical, product liability, tobacco and others. Their collaborations have assisted council in obtaining multi-million dollar verdicts for its clients since 2003. For more information on TrialSpectrum, please visit www.trialspectrum.com.

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In the age of social distancing, many attorneys and other legal professionals are changing numerous aspects of their practices—including how they prepare for trial.

As courtrooms begin to open their doors again, many trials that were postponed will be put back on their dockets. The dozens of cases that have been pending may now be up for trial, requiring hours and hours of preparation.

To ensure clients obtain excellent results in the courtroom, it is wise to consult a trial support company. At TrialSpectrum, Inc., our experts provide a wide range of services to our clients, including:

· Audio and visual equipment rentals

· Litigation consulting

· Preparing exhibit boards

· Trial graphic creation

· Printing services

· Video depositions

· Scanning

· Video editing

· Technology support

As your firm prepares for trials, hearings, and other major events in your cases, you may have concerns about hiring a team of experts during a global pandemic.

However, at TrialSpectrum, Inc., we can provide our services virtually so that your firm is able to stay on track with its deadlines and goals.

For example, we may easily provide litigation consulting services using Zoom or similar types of video conferencing technology. Many of these services have desktop and mobile apps, so we may reach you whether you are in your office or are working from home. Together, your firm and our team may review documents, prepare timelines, and come up with the best trial strategy possible.

Additionally, for trial exhibits and creating graphics, we provide proofs of our products online for your review. Before we finalize your exhibit, you have the opportunity to look it over and ensure it meets your standards. We can also provide guidance on effective ways to make your arguments easily via phone, email, or videoconference.

If you need presentation equipment, such as monitors, screens, and other electronics, we continue to offer rentals with social distancing guidelines in mind. We have implemented the use of masks, gloves, and disinfectants while exchanging this equipment with our clients.

No matter what service your firm needs, we are available to help. Our team offers services nationwide in all types of cases, ranging from those involving insurance matters to those involving medical malpractice.

At TrialSpectrum, Inc. we do not contract with third parties to provide our services—we keep all of our preparations in house. This provides us with an excellent degree of control over the quality of product we provide to our clients.

Why Hire a Trial Support Company?

As attorneys, your job is to analyze the law and make convincing arguments as to how it does or does not apply to your client’s case. However, many attorneys are unaware as to how many technological tools are available to help deliver these arguments. Most attorneys, for example, have no idea how to design a graphic of a crime scene to present to a jury. Trial support companies help bring your arguments to life in the courtroom.

Further, knowing your audience is key to success in any case. With our team of experts, we will help you prepare a case that is easily understood by jurors and other decisionmakers.

The professionals at TrialSpectrum, Inc. have the tools you need to provide excellent, memorable arguments in your cases. Whether you need help preparing discovery or need support during a trial, our team creates the best method possible for you to reach your audience.

Call TrialSpectrum, Inc. Today to Discuss Your Needs

The practice of law is constantly evolving, and so are the services we offer at TrialSpectrum, Inc. If you would like to learn more about the services we provide and how we can help you, give us a call at 800-789-0084 or visit us at www.trialspectrum.com.


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