You use technology on a daily basis, whether to email and call clients or to read the latest news updates online. So if you aren’t using it in the courtroom, you’re missing out on many benefits. Trial technology can serve as a great asset to your case if used appropriately. If you’re interested in having a bigger impact on your audience in a shorter amount of time, here is how trial technology can help.
Trial Technology: Trial Presentation Software
Just about every trial involves multiple documents and images that judges and/or jurors need to view to make an informed decision. Trial technology makes it easier to show everyone in the courtroom all supporting documents and visuals through trial presentation software. For example, when you come to Magna Legal Services for help, we’ll use presentation software that offers dynamic access to any piece of visual evidence. This means we can incorporate any documents, pictures, graphics or videos into a presentation in real time, displaying and even manipulating them as needed so your audience can see them clearly or focus them on the most important information.
With the trial presentation software we use, you’ll be able to zoom in on and highlight key documents and visuals to ensure everyone sees critical information. You can also make notes on the screen during the presentation, and you can even save these changes and admit them into evidence if needed. These are just a few of the features you can expect when you get on board with using technology in the courtroom.
The Importance of Trial Technology
You might already know the importance of using images and videos in your trial, as the brain processes visuals 60,000 times faster than text. In addition, humans tend to remember 80 percent of what they see, versus just 20 percent of the content they read and just 10 percent of what they hear. Clearly, just talking through the case or even having your audience read documents is not as impactful as showing them supporting evidence. Whether you have images, videos or highlighted blocks of text in a document, it’s imperative that you have a way to show everyone in the room while you explain what they’re looking at.
When you can do that, you have a good chance of speeding up the trial by presenting the evidence in a faster manner. In fact, trial technology can speed up trials by about 50 percent. As a bonus, a shorter trial means the jury is more likely to stay engaged from start to finish. Given these benefits of trial technology, it’s no wonder more legal professionals are relying on the latest tech-based options, such as trial presentation software.
What to Look for in a Trial Tech
If you’re ready to give trial technology a chance, it’s time to find the right trial tech. Hiring the wrong person could set your case back and might put you off trial technology for a long time, so it’s important to choose the right professional for the job. To start, a good trial tech has the ability to integrate seamlessly into your existing process to essentially become part of your trial team. You deserve to know he or she is on your side and will be there to help with all tech-related components when it comes to your case.
At Magna, our trial techs have significant experience in the courtroom. We are very familiar with the legal process and have spent hours assisting legal professionals with trial technology that can benefit their cases. You can expect our techs to bring up options you might not know about, and make recommendations on which technologies would best support your court case. That’s because we truly do become part of your team during trial preparation, and we’ll be there for you before, during and after your day in court.
Magna’s Trial Presentation Services
When you come to Magna for help with trial technology, you can rest assured you’ll have use of the latest equipment and software for trial presentation. Once we look at the details of your case, we can make suggestions on the most persuasive presentation techniques when displaying your visual evidence, helping you maximize the impact on your audience.
We can tailor the trial presentation services to your exact needs. For example, we can put together a simple presentation you can operate yourself in the courtroom. Or, if you have too many visuals to handle on your own in court, we can create a complex presentation that uses everything from animations to document enlargements — and we’ll appoint an on-site technician to operate it for you.
If you’d like to know more about how trial presentation services can help your case, please contact us today!