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.
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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.