As courts throughout the United States begin to open again and conduct in-person hearings and trials, it is important for attorneys to prepare thoroughly and refresh their oral advocacy skills. Many attorneys focus on digital visual aids such as PowerPoint presentations and animations, but trial exhibit boards continue to serve a valuable purpose in the courtroom.
What Should Be Printed on Trial Exhibit Boards?
A number of factors impact what content should be printed onto a trial exhibit board. For example, in a personal injury claim, photos of injuries may be powerful. In breach of contract cases, printing clauses from a contract or quotations from a party may have a significant impact on the jury.
At TrialSpectrum, Inc., our team of litigation consultants and trial technology professionals will work with you to create the most effective trial exhibit board for your legal proceeding. We apply various persuasive techniques to ensure that your arguments and exhibits will have the intended effect on your specific audience.
Trial Exhibit Boards Stay Put to Deliver a Powerful Message
One of the biggest advantages to using trial exhibit boards is that they are stationary. You can have your case theme highlighted on a trial exhibit board and place it where the jury can easily refer to it. As you question witnesses, present evidence, and make your arguments, the jury will be reminded of the big picture as they connect your case to the theme presented on the trial exhibit board.
Although using animations and PowerPoint presentations is certainly effective, for many jurors, the argument is lost if there are too many slides or if the information is presented too quickly. Using a trial exhibit board allows the jury to focus on the attorney’s arguments and absorb the information that is being presented.
Know Your Audience: Many Jurors Prefer Simpler Presentations
Many jurors, particularly those who are older, easily become overwhelmed by fancy animations, videos, and audio clips. They may struggle to keep up with the points the attorney is arguing, or they may find these types of visual aids distracting. A simple trial exhibit board that is easy to see and easy to read is often a much better approach to use for these jurors.
For many jurors, less is more.
How TrialSpectrum, Inc., Can Help Your Law Firm
At TrialSpectrum, Inc., our team of professional litigation consultants and trial technology specialists are prepared to meet with you to discuss your case. We are able to assist with both courtroom hearings and out-of-court proceedings, such as arbitration and mediation.
Unlike many litigation consulting and trial technology companies, TrialSpectrum, Inc., conducts all of its printing services in-house. This allows us to maintain an excellent standard of quality, keep costs down for our clients, and expedite the printing process. We carefully package the materials for your presentation so that they are not damaged during transport, and we are even available to help you set up and break down your presentation materials on the date of your event.
To ensure that your audience is able to easily view your trial exhibit board, we use foam core boards that are laminated with a sheen-free finish. Your board will be viewed easily from any angle.
We are able to print a variety of sizes of exhibit boards, ranging from 18 x 24 inches to 48 x 96 inches.
Call TrialSpectrum, Inc. Today to Discuss Your Case
The team at TrialSpectrum, Inc., has assisted attorneys and law firms throughout the United States in a variety of legal claims. To schedule a free consultation to learn about our company and the products we offer, call 800-789-0084 or visit www.trialspectrum.com.