Demonstrative Evidence

Planning: Demonstrative Evidence

Jurors' expectations have changed. Today, they expect both sides to present their demonstrative evidence as two channel communications: sight plus sound. Because of their TV-generation upbringing, jurors will understand your messages earlier, and remember them longer. Besides, your visual evidence planning makes your messages clear, concise, and easily understood by jurors and your opponent.The following chart summarizes the best two channel communications for your exhibits:

Your InformationBest Visual Evidence Options
For ADR, mediation, settlement, mock trials, jury focus groups or use in court.Presentation boards: B&W, color highlight, full colorMagnetic pieces boardVideo: deposition or jury viewOur live video system**Animated computer graphicsCD-ROM & computer presentation software
Your data, numbers, statistics; e.g., graphs, charts 
Photographs  
Important events chronology, e.g., timeline
Documents (one or more), contracts, nurses' notes, personnel files, etc.   
Depositions  
Illustration: medical (anatomical, biology), technical (mechanical or scientific process) 
Your opening and closing arguments, points of law, instructions to jury  
Events sequence reconstruction (accidents, scientific or mechanical processes, environmental or construction defects) ***
Supporting your experts' opinions and testimony

** Camera stand with small color cameras, xray and transparency light box, large TV monitors, or video projector/screen

*** Scale Models (2D &3D) work well too