Meeting Juror Expectations in the Courtroom
Trial technology is never static—it changes constantly with the courtroom environment and with the expectations of juries and judges. The courtroom has undergone especially dramatic changes since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic nearly two years ago. An increase in the use of technology, a greater number of virtual proceedings, and other changes have caused many attorneys to revamp their trial advocacy skills. At TrialSpectrum, Inc., we can help your firm understand the expectations juries have in today’s courtroom and work with you to build presentations that are compelling and impressive to these decision-makers.
It’s All About the Technology
As coronavirus cases skyrocketed in much of the country, many courtrooms installed various pieces of equipment to allow for virtual hearings and trials. Video screens are displayed in several areas of many courtrooms. In some jury boxes, jurors have individual screens to view exhibits, such as photographs and documents.
When jurors walk into a courtroom and see this equipment, they expect it to be used. Therefore, attorneys need to be prepared to present exhibits on large screens. They should use video footage, animations, recorded interviews, and the like. Even having a PowerPoint presentation that highlights text from a document may grab attention better than simply displaying the document itself.
At TrialSpectrum, Inc., our trial technology experts are prepared to help you create a presentation that wows the jury. We are able to create animations, video presentations, graphics, and other visual aids that you may pair with your arguments to persuade the jury.
Jurors are required to take time away from their work and families to serve on jury trials. They are in the courtroom to view a trial and make a decision. Therefore, an attorney who is unorganized may be viewed as one who is disrespectful to the jurors, and even to the judge. The jurors may think, “We have to be here to observe this trial, and this attorney is not even prepared?”
A well-prepared attorney will impress the jury. Providing an easy-to-follow timeline of events as well as exhibits that are easy to see, hear, and understand will go far with most jurors. At TrialSpectrum, Inc., we work with attorneys in all types of cases to create presentations that are organized and easy to follow. We can create animations, organize PowerPoints, and edit video footage. Our team will explain what techniques are persuasive to jurors, depending on your jury pool and the facts of your case.
With our assistance, you will appear professional, experienced, and thoroughly prepared. Our team is also available to offer technological support before and during your proceeding so that you may focus on your arguments.
To Learn More About TrialSpectrum, Inc., Reach Out Today
The trial technology experts and litigation consultants at TrialSpectrum, Inc., have worked on cases of all types and sizes throughout the United States. To schedule a time to meet with us, whether in person or virtually, give us a call at 1-800-789-0084 or visit www.trialspectrum.com.