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Lights, Camera, Action: Getting the Most Out of Videos at Trial

Ever since the nineties, multimedia presentations at trials have grown exponentially. This is especially true for videos. Successful attorneys have found that combining their argument with a visual presentation can give them an advantage when presenting a case to a jury. In light of this, we've got the tips, techniques, and information you need to [...]

August 9th, 2016|Technology|

Preparing Witnesses Who Have Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

Any attorney who has gone through witness preparation understands that witnesses interviewing is not as simple as it seems. Cases can make or break on a single witness, so it's important to prep them for trial. Unfortunately, individuals with Limited English Proficiency can be more difficult to prepare. They may not speak English very well [...]

July 12th, 2016|Trial Tips|

Tips for Preparing the Expert Witness

When it comes to preparing the expert witness for a trial, the whole practice is something of an art. It may look easy on television and in the movies, but working with expert witnesses can be tough for even experienced attorneys and trial consultants. Witness preparation is invaluable to tilting a case in your favor. [...]

June 29th, 2016|Trial Tips|

Can a Juror Pledge Stop Jurors from Googling and Blogging?

We use the Internet on a daily or near daily basis-- we check our phones constantly and we are always connected to them. Many people blog, post, or comment on the Internet as well. It's become second nature; all part of life as usual in the Information Age. But when it comes to jury duty, [...]

June 14th, 2016|Technology, Trial Tips|

Beware of the Tricks Used to Encourage a Witness to Volunteer

When it comes to being a witness, many witnesses don't always understand what the purpose of a deposition is. When you're on the stand, many people believe that they need to tell the attorney who is questioning them everything. A lot of people think that not telling them everything they know is lying or not [...]

May 31st, 2016|Trial Tips|

Court Reporting: From Stenography to Technology

With any field comes updates, and the job of a real-time court reporter is no exception. Technology and computers are more frequently being installed in courtrooms in the U.S., and courts are constantly trying to find ways to cut costs using technology. Specifically, audio and video recording may be replacing court reporters in some cases, [...]

May 7th, 2016|Court Reporting, Stenography, Technology|

Upcoming Trends in Legal Technology

As an experienced court reporter or a recent new comer to the field, you likely want to learn all that you can about your field and stay up on the current news and trends. Staying updated on your career and new developments, products, news, and especially trends are always important. By keeping one eye focused [...]

March 30th, 2016|Court Reporting, Technology|

Best LinkedIn Groups For Attorneys & Legal Professionals

When it comes to legal professional groups, LinkedIn is a great place to find news, people, and discussions within your own professional field. There are tons of forums on the Internet, but LinkedIn really does have some of the best content and possibilities online. No matter what the topic, there are likely groups about it. [...]

March 16th, 2016|Technology|

Ransom Ware – A Growing and Dangerous Problem

Staff, While attending the STAR conference in Chicago this past weekend, I attended a seminar on something called Ransom Ware. There are other variations by different names, but Ransom Ware seems to be the most prevalent at this time. It is as the name suggest. It is a computer virus that once infected, it encrypts [...]

March 14th, 2016|Technology|

Courtroom Equipment & Tech Tips For Large Venues

Assembling equipment for a trial presentation set today is not all that different in the past. There have been plenty of tech advances in the past few decades, so you might be a little surprised to find out that this is the case. 4:3 standard format video is still the go-to tech, and trial presentation [...]

February 29th, 2016|Technology|