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What Are the Best Techniques for Inserting Video Testimony into Your PowerPoint?

If pictures are a worth a thousand words, videos can be priceless.  There are very few media better at evoking emotion in jurors’ minds than a well-made video.  Videos are an efficient way for trial attorneys to establish credibility, communicate a story, support a narrative, all the while breaking the monotony of a presentation.  And […]

Why Are CAD Files Important in Intellectual Property & Product Liability Cases?

Most intellectual property and product liability cases call for a visual explanation that a jury or judge needs to help them decide the case.  When you need to show how one device infringes on the patent of another (or doesn’t), or how an injury is the result of product misuse and not faulty design, clarity […]

How to Make the Most of Multimedia in the Courtroom

A great trial lawyer who knows how to use words to paint vivid pictures in the minds of the jurors can probably try his or her case without any visuals.  But with growing use of CGI, on-demand media and shrinking attention spans, multi-generational jurors have become accustomed to content delivered in bright bursts of light, […]

Graphics in Pre-Trial Motions & Hearings: An Early Advantage – Part I

Graphics aren’t just for juries. While it’s tempting to make your graphics an afterthought to your fleshed-out case themes and talking points, waiting until trial is in sight means you may have already missed multiple early opportunities to use graphics to influence the terms and development of the case – or even stave off the […]

The One Trial Graphic You Can’t Go Without in a Construction Case

Construction schedules are the most critical piece of any construction project. They show in visual form the many steps and procedures fundamental to project completion. So it follows that a trial graphic created to represent such a crucial project document is equally crucial to the presentation of your case. The clearer the graphic representing the […]

5 Things to Consider When Presenting Witness Testimony: Adding Impact to Your Next Cross Examination

As every trial attorney knows, there are many strategies for cross examining a witness. Among the most effective is confronting a witness with his or her previous deposition testimony. Nothing beats an opportunity to use their own words against them. In order to get the most impact from this practice, a savvy litigator will read […]

Powerpoint® Presentations Compatibility – Be Prepared for Surprises: Basic Rules for Presenting Yesterdays PowerPoint Presentations With Today’s Software

Microsoft’s PowerPoint® (PPT) has become the ubiquitous legal presentation software over the years due to its flexibility, reliability and ease of use by nearly everyone in this profession.  And, with millions of presentations residing on millions of computers around the world, it will continue to be the top presentation program for the foreseeable future.  Over […]