Electronically Producing the Powerful Trial: Digitally Analyzing, Organizing and Presenting Evidence | Professional Education Group

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Electronically Producing the Powerful Trial

Digitally Analyzing, Organizing and Presenting Evidence

Kevin W. Thompson

Kevin Thompson artfully demonstrates how you can (and should) use your computer as a powerful tool to manage evidence and to present it persuasively to opposing counsel, a judge or a jury. Thompson calls upon years of successful litigation experience to provide you with proven techniques, systems, checklists and recommendations you can begin using immediately to:

  • establish visual dominance in opening
  • teach judges and jurors difficult concepts
  • develop memorable demonstratives
  • protect your work product
  • avoid mistrial

You will gain insights into new techniques for distributing tasks among your support staff in a way that’s easy for you to manage with confidence. Thompson weaves the economics of law and technology into practical demonstrations, giving you a deeper understanding of budgeting for technology.

Whether your evidence is a document, a photo, a video or computer file, Thompson shows how to recall it instantly and present it in a way that will grab the judge and/or jury and move them to remember your point.

The computer on your desk — or in your briefcase — contains enormous power to persuade. You already have the tool. Now put it to more effective and persuasive use.

Highlights:

  • Organize transcripts, document evidence, demonstrative evidence and witness information; everything you need at trial instantly recalled.
  • Simple systems for punctuating testimony so that the judge or jury understands immediately; comprehends completely; and remembers through deliberation.
  • Learn to fully utilize the advantages of modern courtrooms.
  • Procedures for security and ethical safeguards in the digital world.

Program Outline & Schedule (6 hours)

[Part I: 90 minutes]

Multimedia Tactics in the Courtroom

  • Technology’s relentless advance — economics of computing
  • Talking with pictures (the art of digital argument)
  • Outfitting counsel table
  • Who to look for in the phone book to get things done

Judges, Juries & Clients — Perceptions of Computers in the Courtroom

  • 21st century litigation — technology’s relentless advance
  • State of the art courtrooms

[15 minute break]

[Part II: 90 minutes]

Ethics of Information Management

  • Passing costs to clients
  • Protecting Work Product
  • Computer Security

[Lunch]

[Part III: 90 minutes]

Lawyer as Producer — Interactive Demonstratives & Animations

  • Animations
  • Demonstrative evidence
  • Output — printouts, boards, projectors, discs and videotape

Analyzing Your Case with a Computer

  • Contemplating the evidence
  • Scanning documents
  • Specs to ask your paralegal to meet
  • Managing transcripts and pleadings

[15 minute break]

[Part IV: 90 minutes]

Digital Photographs in Court

  • Digital vs. film photography
  • Presenting photographic evidence
  • Veracity and admissibility of digital photographs
  • Photographic evidence techniques

Digital Video In Court

  • Video depositions
  • Video as real evidence
  • Organizing video
  • Editing video
  • Presenting video evidence
  • Admitting video evidence

[Adjourn]

 

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