Courtroom Technology Support Tips
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 www.trialspectrum.com.