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.
- 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
[Part III: 90 minutes]
Lawyer as Producer — Interactive Demonstratives & 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
If you are not convinced that your understanding of the course topic has
improved after completion of any P.E.G.® seminar, we will refund your course tuition.